HC Deb 06 March 1934 vol 286 c1662W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that foreign poultry is shipped into British passage ships at Liverpool and Southampton ex-bond for consumption outside the three-mile limit; and if he will consider taking measures to put an end to this practice?


I am aware that foreign poultry, in common with other dutiable stores, is allowed to be shipped duty free for use on the voyage in the case of vessels proceeding from this country to foreign parts. The general practice in this respect is authorised by law and is of very long standing. I see no reason to take any discriminatory action as regards foreign poultry as suggested.