§ 50. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the administrative cost of the Customs frontier of 278 miles between the United Kingdom and Eire.
§ Sir S. Cripps
For the year ended 31st March, 1947, the cost of Customs services on the land boundary of Northern Ireland was approximately £103,000.
§ Mr. Mulvey
Would the Chancellor cause inquiries to be made with a view to ascertaining the amount realised on stock seized by Customs officials in Northern Ireland, so as to compare it with the amount spent?
§ Sir Ronald Ross
Does not the right hon. and learned Gentleman recollect that before the Irish Free State, as it then was, raised a tariff barrier against British goods, none of this expense was incurred.