HC Deb 13 April 1937 vol 322 c786
57. Mr. Leckie

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that presents sent by relatives and friends to soldiers serving in His Majesty's Army in India and also presents sent home by soldiers there are liable to full duty, and that this tax is causing resentment; and whether he will make arrangements with the Customs authorities at both ends whereby these charges will cease to be made?

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Duff Cooper)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, I am afraid I cannot undertake to make the arrangements suggested.