HC Deb 10 March 1915 vol 70 cc1514-5

(1) Where any goods are prohibited either to be exported or carried coastwise, or any goods are prohibited to be exported to any named country or place, it shall not be lawful for any person to ship as stores on any vessel any of the goods to which the prohibition extends, except such quantity of any of those goods as may be allowed to be so shipped by the proper officer of Customs and Excise as being reasonably required to be shipped at the port of departure for use on board the vessel during the voyage on which it is about to depart.

(2) If any person ships as stores any goods, or brings any goods to any quay or other place with intent to ship the same as stores, in contravention of this Section, the goods shall be forfeited and he shall for each offence be liable to a penalty of one hundred pounds.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."


Although I took a great deal of pains to inform myself, I find I have not had correct information about the Clause, and I quite accept what my right hon. Friend has said about it. I was informed that the Customs had full power in regard to these ships' stores, and that nothing could be sent on as ships' stores except what they approved. An hon. Friend behind me says that that applies more fully to food and drink. I should be just as anxious as anyone to prevent any incident such as that mentioned by my right hon. Friend at Cardiff, and in view of what he has said I shall not offer any more opposition to the Clause.

Question put, and agreed to.