HC Deb 17 June 1886 vol 306 c1714
MR. JAMES HUTTON (Manchester, N.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have received information relative to a patent Galloway boiler shipped to Salonica in August 1885 by Messrs. Galloway and Sons, of Manchester, at the certified invoice cost of £200, which was detained by the Customs authorities until the consignee paid duty on £400, or double the value; whether the consignee having offered to surrender the boiler to these authorities at the declared value of £200 and been refused, Her Majesty's Consul at Salonica had the authority of Her Majesty's Government to state that, as the consignee had not abandoned the boiler, he must consider as lost the extra duty he was compelled to pay, under protest, on the excessive value of £400 assessed by the Turkish authorities; and, whether Her Majesty's Government will instruct the British Ambassador at Constantinople to endeavour to obtain redress for the acts complained of?


No information on this subject appears to have been received by Her Majesty's Government.