HC Deb 06 June 1905 vol 147 cc854-5
MR. STANHOPE (Leicestershire, Market Harborough)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, while British exporters of tobacco are permitted to export small parcels abroad direct from the factory the Revenue authorities refuse to allow them to supply cigars for use on board during the voyage, unless goods are deposited by them in bulk in a bonded warehouse and then repacked; and whether those regulations of the Revenue authorities can be relaxed, in view of the fact that there is a public desire to receive these cigars direct from the factory, and that the general law does not appear to be binding in such circumstances.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) I have received several communications on this subject and am considering whether it is possible without fresh legislation to giant, the permission desired by traders.