HC Deb 25 November 1920 vol 135 cc682-3W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the form of certificate now required to be signed on behalf of Foreign Governments, without which opium, morphia, and cocaine, and their preparations cannot be exported from this country?


Exports of opium, morphia and cocaine and their preparations, to United States of America, France, Canada and Japan are only licensed on production of a certificate signed on behalf of the Government concerned that the consignment is required exclusively for legitimate scientific or medical purposes, and will not be re-exported. The extension to other countries of a similar system of certificates is at present the subject of negotiations.