§ 70. Colonel GRETTON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury for what reason secret instructions have been issued forbidding payment of duty on Spanish brandy now in bond in the United Kingdom, notwithstanding that such brandy has been imported and admitted into bond under the Regulations of the Board of Customs and Excise; and if instructions may be given to release Spanish brandy which conformed with the Regulations in force at the date on which it was landed?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The Commissioners of Customs and Excise have found it necessary to call for more specific evidence than was produced on importation of the age of some recent consignments of brandy before allowing it to be cleared for home consumption under the terms of the Immature Spirits (Restriction) Act. As such evidence comes forward, and is found satisfactory, delivery for home consumption of the relative consignments is authorised.