HC Deb 29 April 1969 vol 782 cc197-8W
Mr. Barnett

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide explanatory notes on the provisions in the Finance Bill concerning estate duty on settled property.

Mr. Taverne

Yes. My right hon. Friend intends to present a White Paper describing these provisions shortly.

offered for sale by tender after it became apparent that no entry would be forthcoming. It is not the practice to disclose details of tenders, which are confidential between the tenderer and the Customs and Excise.

Reports are not made to the police of goods received into Queen's Warehouse, nor was the sale of the meprobamate notified to them. The sale was made by Customs and Excise in accordance with law, and the relevant requirements of the Poisons Rules were observed.