§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why sporting ammunition shipped to certain islands and parts of the mainland of Argyllshire is required to be entered with the customs before shipment, under Section 139 of the Customs Consolidation Act, 1876, when similar entries are not required in the case of ammunition consigned to Arran, Bute, and the Isle of Wight?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
Sporting ammunition consigned to Arran, Bute or the Isle of Wight is required to be entered with the Customs before shipment in the same way as ammunition shipped to Argyllshire. As the result of the hon. and learned Member's question, strict inquiries have been made but no instance of actual failure to comply with these requirements in respect of consignments to the former destinations can be traced. The matter is, however, being kept under close observation.