§ 51. Sir R. Acland
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered a memorandum sent to him on delays experienced in obtaining clearance through Customs of important publications of the United Nations sent from the United States of America; and whether he will take steps to bring about an improvement.158W
§ Mr. Gaitskell
The delays have been caused by the late receipt of advices of despatch sent from New York and not by Customs clearance, which is usually effected within 24 hours of presentation of the import documents. Steps to secure more speedy delivery and distribution of copies are being taken jointly by the Stationery Office, the United Nations representatives, and the shipping agents in London.