HC Deb 22 February 1991 vol 186 c293W
Mr. Channon

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is Her Majesty's Government policy towards the continuation of duty-free goods in the EEC after the end of 1992.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The European Commission has made clear its view that, as a consequence of the completion of the single market, duty-free shopping for intra-Community travellers should cease.

The Government understand the Commission's view, but equally are aware of the significance of the duty-free trade in the United Kingdom. The Government will examine all the arguments carefully before a decision is made.