HC Deb 18 July 1923 vol 166 cc2281-2
9. Viscount CURZON

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether His Majesty's Ship "Glorious" is on the Admiralty list of ships to be supplied with tobacco, wine, and spirits duty free; whether this privilege has now been withdrawn; and whether he can state what are the grounds for such action?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Commander Eyres-Monsell)

The privilege of the supply duty free of wines, spirits, cigars, and cigarettes to His Majesty's ships is limited to seagoing ships, and the defini- tion of "seagoing ships" for this purpose is a matter of discussion from time to time between the Admiralty and the Board of Customs. In these circumstances a shipment to H.M.S. "Glorious" was recently queried locally, but has now been authorised by the Board of Customs, pending a review of the general question.

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