HC Deb 15 April 1926 vol 194 c474
30. Mr. PENNY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the methods adopted by certain Customs officers at our ports result in keeping visitors from this country to the detriment of trade; and whether he will provide additional senior officers of experience to see that this work is carried out without unnecessary annoyance and delay?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

I am not aware that the circumstances are as stated in the first part of the question. The inconvenience caused to travellers by Customs duties is certainly much less in this country than in any other. But if my hon. Friend will furnish me with details, I will have inquiry made.