HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 cc41-2W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the seasonal nature of the work and high area unemployment, he will allow the Customs and Excise Department to return the cotton covers seized from Rinco of Worksop and allow work to proceed whilst a satisfactory conclusion can be arranged.

Mr. Higgins

The Commissioners of Customs and Excise are informing the importer of the conditions on which they would be prepared, in the exercise of their powers under Section 288 of the Customs and Excise Act, 1952, to restore these goods which were seized because they had been imported illegally.