|Description||Letter, dated 30 November and written from the Treasury Chambers, in which he acknowledges Colvin's letter addressed to the Ministry of Labour and advises that he is replying as the Minister reponsible for the 'Customs administration'. |
The subject matter of the letter concerns the approval of bonded accommodation in ports and with specific reference to an application by the Marine and General Transit Company Ltd for bonding privileges in the Port of London for the trade of dressed furs. While Chamberlain appreciates that 'the applicants and many other shipping and forwarding agents would find these privileges of use in their business, the result of approving bonded accommodation in excess of the general requirements of the trade of a Port would be to involve the Crown in a greatly increased and unjustifiable expenditure for the provision of official supervision.' He can therefore find no reason for interfering with the decision of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise in this case.