HC Deb 28 November 1950 vol 481 cc123-4W
75. Mr. H. Brooke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that persons in London who, before paying Customs duty or Purchase Tax on a parcel posted to them from overseas, desire to see the contents of the parcel, are required to visit the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington, for this purpose before 4.30 p.m., or on Saturdays before noon; and whether, in view of the inconvenience of this for people who are at work all day, he will review the arrangements and have facilities provided either at more accessible places or at later hours.

Mr. Gaitskell

I am not aware that the arrangements referred to have given rise to any general inconvenience, but if evidence can be produced that this is the case, I will have the matter looked into.