§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will stop the Board of the Customs and Excise compounding penalties in situations of omission of export licences of sales of arms to South Africa.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
[pursuant to his reply, 25 April 1984]: No. The criteria which the commissioners apply in deciding 609W deciding whether to compound were explained in the answer that I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Bruinvels) on 25 April 1984.