Mr. WEST RUSSELL
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he can now make any further statement as to the intended arrangement whereby premises will be provided so that goods can pass through transhipment without undue delay under the Import Duties Bill?
§ Major ELLIOT
As regards the Customs facilities which already exist for the entrepot trade generally, I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the course of the Second Reading of the Import Duties Bill. The Commissioners of Customs and Excise are prepared to consider applications for special facilities from merchants who import considerable quantities of goods wholly or partly for subsequent re-exportation. The policy of the Government is that these matters should be arranged as simply as possible between the Commissioners and the traders of this country, and firms interested should get into touch with the Commissioners in the matter.