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Safeguarding Of Industries Act (Smuggling)

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 20 June 1922

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of cases of smuggling detected by his staff since the introduction of the Safeguarding of Industries Act on 1st October up to 31st May; and can he give similar figures for the same period of 1920–21?

The number of smuggling cases detected during the six months from the 1st October, 1921, to the 31st March, 1922, was 3,965, and during the six months from the 1st October, 1920, to the 31st March, 1921, was 5,057. The figure for the period from the 1st April to the 31st May is not yet available.