Parcels from Overseas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 24th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Edmund Radford Mr Edmund Radford , Manchester Rusholme

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the possibility of some notification being sent to the would-be recipients of unsolicited gift parcels from abroad that are seized on arrival in this country; and what happens to the contents of such parcels?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

A notification is sent to the addressee whenever a gift parcel is detained under the import regulations. Parcels which are seized are handed over to an approved charitable organisation unless they contain perishables, when they are sold forthwith to prevent wastage.