§ 20. Mr. RAFFAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that a consignment of sedobrol, containing a percentage of sodium bromide, which is scheduled as a dutiable product under Part I of the Safeguarding of industries Act, 1921, was held up by the Customs authorities at the port of entry for about three weeks on account of that Department refusing to accept the importers' declaration that the value of the sodium bromide as 6d. per lb. and demanding invoices in support of such declaration: and that, as this was a made-up or patent medicine, it was quite impossible for the importers to produce such documents; and will he take steps to avoid such heavy delay in chairing goods part of which may be liable to the key duty?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hilton Young)
If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars which will enable the importation referred to to be identified, I will cause inquiries to be made.