HC Deb 19 July 1926 vol 198 cc893-4
62. Sir F. WISE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Customs allowances are made to the troops in the Colonies and the mandated territories?


In the majority of the Colonies where troops of His Majesty's Regular Forces are stationed the local Customs legislation allows for the exemption from liability to payment of import duty of provisions, accoutrements and stores in general if imported for the use of His Majesty's Forces. In certain of the Colonies concerned, where only a very few articles, such as tobacco, liquors and motor spirit are dutiable, exemption in respect of one or more of such articles is afforded in the case of consignments for the use of the Forces. The only mandated territory concerned is Palestine, where personal effects, furniture and equipment imported by members of His Majesty's Forces are exempt from liability to duty.