HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c77W
109. Mr. Thurtle

asked the President of the Board of Trade why his Department will not permit manufacturers of flavouring essences to export these pro ducts by parcel post, in view of the fact that use of the parcel post for this purpose was permitted before and during the war.

Mr. Belcher

A prohibition on the export of foodstuffs by parcel post has been in operation since the end of 1941 and has not been rescinded because the Government Departments concerned consider that the general foodstuffs position does not yet permit of the despatch of foodstuffs parcels from this country. Flavouring essences are regarded as foodstuffs for the purpose of this prohibition.