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?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
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 1533 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.