HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 c1128W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether exception will be made with regard to fruit in demanding certificates of origin, having regard to the fact that such certificates under such circumstances would be an unnecessary restriction and an expense?

Lieut.-Commander YOUNG

Instructions have already been issued by the Board of Customs and Excise to their officers that, in connection with the administration of the German Reparation (Recovery) Act, certificates of origin may be dispensed with in respect of certain articles, including raw fruit and green vegetables, in the absence of any ground for suspecting German origin.