Major Lloyd George:
Yes, Sir. All practicable steps are being taken to prevent the smuggling of foodstuffs from Northern Ireland into Eire. I am glad of this opportunity to issue a warning to food traders in, and doing business with, Northern Ireland, both wholesale and retail, that any action, direct or indirect, which is conducive to smuggling, e.g., the supply of abnormal quantities of foodstuffs, renders the trader concerned liable to the withdrawal of his licence on the ground that he is an unsuitable link in the chain of distribution within the meaning of the statement I made on the 6th August, in response to Questions put to me by my hon. Friends the Members for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) and East Leicester (Major Lyons).