HC Deb 17 April 1946 vol 421 c449W
77. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that exporters in this country are handicapped by the fact that they are at present unable to obtain rapid and complete information about Colonial Ordinances which may affect the import and sale of their goods in various colonies; and whether arrangements will be made in conjunction with H.M.S.O. to provide an up-to-date index of Colonial Ordinances in this country and to arrange that copies thereof shall be immediately available to all who require them.

Mr. George Hall

No, Sir, but I shall be pleased to look into the matter if my hon. Friend will furnish me with details of any difficulties that have arisen. So far as customs duties and regulations are concerned, a publication entitled "Customs Tariffs of the Colonial Empire," revised up to September, 1945, is available on sale by His Majesty's Stationery Office. Alterations in customs duties and regulations are also notified in the Board of Trade Journal. The Colonial Office Library is open to the public for the perusal of Colonial Ordinances.