HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 c183W
88. Mr. Teeling

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the conditions laid down by him that civil servants must purchase their cars in the United Kingdom before proceeding overseas to Colonial Territories, if they are to qualify for exemption of tax and transportation fee, results in depriving the representatives of English firms in the Colonies concerned of their commission; and what is the reason for this condition.

Mr. Maudling

My Department lays down no such conditions. There are arrangements under which freight and import duty can be reclaimed by Trade Commissioners and Assistant Trade Commissioners. But this applies equally to cars bought abroad if these elements can be satisfactorily distinguished.

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