§ 1. Mr. PILCHER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that customs duties are charged on entry into India of regimental mess plate, furniture, pictures, and band instruments, and on artificial poppies for Poppy Day celebration; and whether he will consult with the Indian Government as to the desirability of securing the immunity from customs charges of regimental and other commodities possessing mainly a sentimental value?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)
I have no information as to whether duty is charged on artificial poppies imported into India for Poppy Day celebration but will inquire. I am sending my hon. Friend copies of a pamphlet regarding British Indian Customs, and of Indian Army Order, No. 418, dated 10th June, 1926, which give full information as to the levy of customs duties on the remaining articles referred to.