HC Deb 26 June 1981 vol 7 c206W
Mr. Alton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the request for duty-free status at Liverpool airport made by the Merseyside county council.

Mr. Peter Rees

The Commissioners of Customs and Excise require an established annual traffic level of 100,000 passengers departing for overseas destinations before granting duty-free shopping facilities at an airport. Liverpool airport does not, I regret, yet meet this criterion.