HC Deb 12 June 1934 vol 290 cc1532-3
38. Mr. T. MORRIS

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the breakdown in the Channel of the steamer "Treffry," which has put into Boulogne in difficulties; whether he is aware that this ship is carrying a large quantity of tobacco; whether this cargo was intended for this country; and whether there is any notable increase in smuggling of tobacco and other commodities along any section of the coast?


The facts of this case have been brought to my notice. There is reason to believe that the tobacco on the "Treffry" was intended to be landed in this country. I understand that the vessel has been wrecked off Dunkirk. I have no reason to think that there has been any notable increase recently in smuggling on our coasts.