§ 21. Mr. Colvin
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received about reviewing the customs and tax regulations covering freeports; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Moore
A number of representations have been received mainly from local authorities with an interest in either the Southampton free trade zone or Freeport Scotland about the freepost regulations. The freeport experiment is being monitored by appointed consultants and the regulations are being kept under review in the light of growing operational experience.