HC Deb 13 June 1967 vol 748 cc283-4
13. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will see that Customs officers wear numbers similar to those worn by police officers in order that they may be identified in the event of differences with passengers.

Mr. Diamond

No, Sir. Customs officers, whether or not in the uniformed service, are already directed to give their name if asked for it by a member of the public making a complaint in connection with an official matter.

Sir J. Langford-Holt

Will the right hon. Gentleman look into this, because I have examples, which I am prepared to give him if he wishes, of two occasions on which Customs officers declined to identify themselves to complaining members of the public.

Mr. Diamond

If the hon. Gentleman will forward the details to my hon. and learned Friend the Financial Secretary, we shall be only too glad to consider them.