HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 c242

I propose to amend the Customs and Excise Act, 1952, to enable the Customs to permit reasonable quantities of duty-free stores for sale on board ships and aircraft as well as for use. The quantity at present permitted has to be restricted to that appropriate for consumption of the voyage or flight, and this is sometimes less than what passengers would like to buy and take with them. In this respect, ships and aircraft operating from the United Kingdom have often been at a disadvantage against their competitor: on the same routes. My proposals Mill remedy this.