HC Deb 20 January 1949 vol 460 c43W
Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that the purchaser of three books from Copenhagen is prohibited from receiving all in one parcel, but permitted to receive them in three separate parcels and that as this involves three applications by the purchaser to the bank and the filling in of nine forms, he will amend the regulations so as to simplify this procedure.

Mr. H. Wilson

Under the open general licence for books, periodicals and other printed matter imported by post, only a single copy of a book can be imported in any one parcel. This concession, which applies to imports from all countries, was deliberately limited to one book per parcel in order to keep the total expenditure of dollars and other foreign currencies on printed matter imported by post as low as possible, and in these circumstances I cannot extend it.