Parcels from Overseas.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore , Ayr District of Burghs

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many parcels forwarded to this country have been confiscated by the Customs and Excise officials owing to their being overweight; and what happens to all such parcels when confiscated.

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

As regards the first part of the Question, it would not be possible to ascertain the number of overweight parcels without extensive inquiries which I do not think would be justified. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave on 30th September last to the hon. Member for Walton (Mr. Purbrick).