HC Deb 29 June 1926 vol 197 cc987-8W
Mr. G. W. H. JONES

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that British commercial travellers embarking at Southampton and Weymouth with British-made samples of dutiable goods which they are taking with them for the purpose of obtaining orders, and which they purpose to bring back with them on their return, are frequently kept waiting for several hours whilst such samples are being certified for- the purpose of getting them through the British Customs on the return journey; and whether he will take steps to avoid this annoyance in the future?


The information which I have received as the result of very full inquiry does not hear out the statement in the first part of the question. But if my hon. Friend will supply me with particulars of any actual cases that he may have in mind, I shall be glad to have them investigated.