HC Deb 07 July 1977 vol 934 c1415
23. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect the final abolition of tariffs between the countries of the EEC on 1st June will have on the numbers of customs officials in Dover and Folkestone.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

As a result of the abolition from 1st July of tariffs on infra-Community trade for all goods except horticultural products, it is estimated that 40 fewer Customs staff will be required on this work in the port of Dover and seven fewer in the port of Folkestone.