HL Deb 03 August 1897 vol 52 c223

There shall be added to the table of prohibitions and restrictions contained in Section forty-two of the Customs Consolidation Act 1876, the following, that is to say:

Goods proved to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of Customs by evidence tendered to them to have been made or produced wholly or in part in any foreign prison, gaol, house of correction, or penitentiary.

LORD BALFOUR moved to add at the end of the clause the words— except goods in transit, or not imported for the purpose of trade, or of a description not manufactured in the United Kingdom. They proposed to make these exceptions in consequence of a pledge given in the other House.

Amendment agreed to.

Standing Orders Nos. XXXIX. and XLV. having been suspended, Amendment reported; Bill Bead 3a, with the Amendment, and passed, and returned to the Commons.