HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 c170W
61. Mr. Bartlett

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that duty has to be paid upon mead and other British-produced liquors sold to foreign embassies and legations although they are entitled to import foreign wines and spirits without payment of duty; and whether he will abolish this handicap on British initiative.

Mr. Glenvil Hall:

The Customs privileges accorded to diplomats do not include exemption from duty on British goods. I regret that this principle cannot be departed from.

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