HC Deb 20 May 1890 vol 344 cc1404-5
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if instructions have been given to the Customs House Officials at Harwich, and the other out- ports, as in London, that, notwithstanding the remission of the duty, foreign plate cannot be delivered to an importer without subjection to assay, according to the superior standard in force in this country?


I am informed that there has been no change made in the instructions to Customs officers as regards foreign plate.


May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether ho will now state his intentions with regard to extending the time allowed to licensed dealers in plate to send in their claims for drawback?


Intimation has been given that if, in any case, from unavoidable delay, the detailed Reports are not in the hands of the Inland Revenue to-day their cases will not be prejudiced.