§ MR. CLELAND (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury how many bonded warehouses under the Customs' supervision approved for the bonding of wines and spirits were open in Liverpool on the 10th instant; whether they were all in charge of second-class examining officers, and what was the maximum number of warehouses for wines and spirits under the charge of one examining officer at the same time; what is the number of excise warehouses approved for the bonding of wines and spirits in Liverpool; whether they are all in charge of first-
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§ class officers of excise; and what was the maximum number of warehouses for wines and spirits open under the charge of one first-class officer at the same time, the 10th instant.
§ (Answered by Mr. Runciman.) I am informed that there were seventy-two bonded warehouses approved for the deposit of wines and spirits under the supervision of the Customs Department in Liverpool open on the 10th instant during the whole or portion of the official day. All these warehouses were under the charge of examining officers, second-class, assisted by watchers as found necessary. The maximum number of warehouses under the charge of one examining officer was six. As regards the second part of the Question, I learn that there are only two excise general duty warehouses in Liverpool for wines and spirits. When open, each warehouse is in charge of a first-class officer of excise. Only one was open on the 10th instant, and it was in charge of a first-class officer.