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Customs Parcels, Grimsby

Volume 154: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1922

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that duties paid on parcels N 1/763 and N 1/122 forwarded to the Customs at Grimsby on the 11th May were only acknowledged on the 24th, and that on parcels No. 351 to 354 payments were forwarded on the 17th May, but no receipt has yet been received; and whether he will take some action, either by increasing the staff or by adopting some other system, to prevent the holding up of goods owing to the collection of these various duties, seeing that his efforts and promises have failed to secure the prompt clearance and delivery of goods so essential for the carrying on of trade?

The parcels cannot be identified from the details given in the question. If the hon. Member will supply me with the reference numbers quoted at the head of the relative Customs notices of arrival, or, failing these, the names of the importers and the dates of importation, I will make inquiry and communicate the result to her.