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Textile And Clothing Importers (Prosecutions)

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many prosecutions have been made by overseas authorities against importers to the United Kingdom of textiles and clothing goods who have submitted false and misleading documents of origin since 1 January 1978; and if he will give details.

No record is kept in the United Kingdom of prosecutions by overseas authorities. Customs and Excise understands, however, that so far this year some eight exporters have been prosecuted in Hong Kong for offences involving, inter alia, false or misleading documents of origin.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many prosecutions have been made by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise against importers of textiles and clothing goods, who have submitted false and misleading documents of origin since 1 January 1978; and if he will give details.