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Duty-Free Allowance

Volume 19: debated on Friday 12 March 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will increase the duty-free allowance to £100.

[pursuant to his reply, 11 March 1982, c. 495.]: I assume my hon. Friend refers to the duty-free allowances for travellers. The allowance for travellers coming from other Community countries is already £120. That for travellers coming from countries outside the Community is £28. These allowances are governed by Community legislation, and the United Kingdom cannot vary them unilaterally.