§ Colonel WARDE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, in the case of parcels forwarded to soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force who have before their receipt been invalided home, and such parcels being returned, Customs Duties can be claimed before the recipient is allowed to receive those parcels?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I will answer this question. Parcels containing dutiable gifts returned from abroad addressed to soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force who, having been invalided home, are patients in accredited hospitals or convalescent homes, are not charged with Customs Duty. Duty is, however, chargeable in cases where the returned parcel is for a man who has been discharged from the Army or is not a patient in an accredited hospital or convalescent home.