HC Deb 25 February 1907 vol 169 c1274
MR. ROWLANDS (Kent, Dartford)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a woman has been fined, at the Thames Police Court, £50 for smuggling saccharine; whether there has been an increase in the smuggling of saccharine in recent years; and can he state the number of successful prosecutions.


The answer to the first part of my hon. friend's Question is in the affirmative. The duty on saccharine was only imposed in 1901, and I have no reason to believe that there has been any increase in smuggling it of late. There have been, in all, twenty-three successful prosecutions at the instance of the Board of Customs, and ten at the instance of the Board of Inland Revenue.

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