HC Deb 27 August 1895 vol 36 c904
MR. DAVID THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, if, having regard to the time that must necessarily elapse before the erection of the new Custom House at Cardiff, and the consequent great inconvenience that will be suffered by merchants and shippers at Cardiff, his Department will secure temporary offices at the Bute Docks for the transaction of ships' business relating to inward clearances, passing entries for inward cargoes, passing entries for bonded goods (United Kingdom), clearance outwards, payment of light and town dues, and registration charges of masters, pending the erection of the now building?


I hope that it may be possible to proceed with the new building at no distant date, but, meanwhile, I do not think that the Government can fairly be expected to incur the further expense of providing the temporary accommodation as suggested, in addition to the present offices.