HC Deb 01 April 1914 vol 60 c1166

asked the Secretary of. State for Foreign Affairs whether the recent proposals of the French Government for diminishing the allowance to corner margin for errors in Customs declarations have been modified; and whether he can give any further information on this question?


The original proposal of the French Government was to reduce the margin of error from 5 per cent to 1 per cent., but this was subsequently modified, and the margin is fixed at 3 per cent. by the Budget Bill adopted by the French Chamber of Deputies on 23rd March last.