HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 c39W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations his Department has received from international tourism organisations on travellers' understanding of the new duty free system. [101629]

Janet Anderson

Since the abolition of duty-free sales to intra-EU travellers on 30 June 1999, my Department has received no representations from international tourism organisations about passengers' understanding of the new successor regime for ships and aircraft. I am advised that Customs and Excise are working very closely with the trade to ease the transition and make sure that accounting arrangements are made as simple as possible.