HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 c76W
99. Mr. Touche

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number and value of the contents of parcels received from overseas which have been impounded by his Department

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I assume that the hon. Member refers to parcels which have been confiscated by the Customs on the ground that they exceeded the limits allowed for importation without a Board of Trade licence. The number of such parcels is 457 for the period 1st January to 30th September, 1946. Of these less than 10 per cent. came from the Dominions. No figures are available as to the value of these parcels.