§ 42. Sir R. HAMILTON
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, (1) whether he is prepared to take steps with a view to simplifying the present complicated procedure for obtaining a certificate of origin for British herring exported to Poland;
(2) whether the Government have made further representations to Poland regarding the preferential duty at present accorded to Norwegian over British herring?
§ Mr. DOUGLAS HACKING (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
Since the answer which I gave the hon. Member on July 16th, H.M. Minister at Warsaw has received instructions to make further representations in connection with the forthcoming revision of the Polish Customs Tariff. As regards certificates of origin, I am afraid that. it would be useless to ask the Polish Government to dispense with their present requirements 1372 so long as Poland continues to prohibit the import of herrings (except under licence) from Germany whilst not prohibiting them from other countries.
§ Sir R. HAMILTON
Will the hon. Gentleman consider the possibility of urging the acceptance of a certificate granted by one of our own fishery officers?