HC Deb 02 February 1948 vol 446 c242W
116. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will take steps to secure simplification of the present arrangement for sending parcels of food and clothing to the Continent, particularly in respect of the present insistence on recording the separate value and weight of each article of food in each parcel and the country of origin.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

The formalities in connection with the despatch of parcels for the Continent, including the record of the value and weight of the articles which they contain, are necessary in order to meet the requirements of the Customs authorities in the country of destination and also to enable a check to be placed on parcels which contravene the current export regulations. I regret that I am not in a position to authorise any modification of the existing procedure.