5. Sir GILBERT PARKER
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the attention of the War Trading Committee has been called to the purchase of goods of enemy origin by traders of neutral countries and their reshipment to this country to be sold here; and, if so, what steps are being taken to deal with the matter?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Montagu)
The nature of the precautions taken to prevent goods of enemy origin entering the United Kingdom by way of neutral countries adjacent to Germany and Austria was indicated by a notice issued by the Board of Trade in April last. The Order in Council of the 11th of March, 1915, dealt with any attempts to introduce goods of enemy origin into the United Kingdom by a more devious route, e.g., by way of America. I am sending the hon. Member copies of these documents.