HC Deb 23 March 1949 vol 463 cc38-9W
Sir W. Darling

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury for what reason small commercial envelopes addressed to the United States are opened by the Customs officials.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Such envelopes, in common with other mail, are opened by postal officials for the Customs with the object of intercepting any sterling notes or other currency which may be enclosed in contravention of the export prohibition.