HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c178W
55. Mr. Teeling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that a Cultural Convention exists as between France and Great Britain and that it is desirable under that convention to encourage the maximum interchange of visits between the two countries, he will, as a matter of urgency, investigate the possibility of permitting the recommencement of day trips between France and Great Britain by delegating the Customs proceedings which are involved during the limited seasonal period in question to temporary officials, the cost of whose salaries would be covered by making a small surcharge on the fares of each passenger.

Mr. Jay

I have considered the hon. Member's suggestion, but we could not safely entrust Customs work of this kind, which requires training and experience, to temporary staff.

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