HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 cc58-9W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will have an investigation into the existing methods of the Customs examination of passengers arriving from the Channel Islands; whether steps are taken to acquaint passengers before leaving the Channel Islands what articles are dutiable; and whether, as there are no Customs examination of passengers arriving in Guernsey and Jersey from the United Kingdom, it is possible to grant some concessions on the normal scales charged on articles brought in from foreign countries.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Customs examination of the baggage of passengers arriving from the Channel Islands is no different from Customs baggage examination generally, and there is no occasion for any investigation. British Customs duties are not officially advertised in the Channel Islands or in any other place outside the United Kingdom, but notices posted in ships and in Customs Baggage Halls are available for inspection by visitors to the Channel Islands on the outward as well as on the return journey. Customs examination of passengers in the Channel Islands is a matter for the Insular Authorities and affords no reason for special treatment of passengers arriving in this country.