HC Deb 26 June 1930 vol 240 cc1373-4W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether all anglers returning from the Irish Free State have their tackle searched by the customs authorities in this country for artificial flies liable to confiscation under the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act, 1921, if brought into this country without an import licence; and how many such confiscations have taken place during 1929 and 1930?


The effects of all persons arriving in this country from the Irish Free State are, of course, liable to the usual Customs examination to prevent the smuggling of dutiable or prohibited goods, but it is not the practice of the Customs Officers to make a special examination for prohibited plumage. So far as can be ascertained, no confiscations have taken place in those circumstances.