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Hm Customs And Excise: Limitation On Seizure Of Imported Goods

Volume 417: debated on Tuesday 10 February 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What limitations are applied to the right of HM Customs and Excise to take away property from private individuals after it has been brought into the United Kingdom.

The circumstances in which imported goods may be seized are prescribed by statute, as is the obligation on the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to institute civil proceedings if a claim against forfeiture is made.