Dáil Éireann - Volume 8 - 01 July, 1924
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - IMPORTATION OF MOTOR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES.
Major COOPER Major COOPER
Major COOPER asked the Minister for Finance if he will state whether in view of the numerous complaints made as to delay by the Customs Authorities in clearing motor parts and accessories arriving at the ports of Saorstát Eireann he will cause inquiry to be made as to whether it is possible to arrange for a more expeditious discharge of these goods from the custody of the Revenue Officers; whether, also, as the complaints of delay are particularly serious in regard to articles arriving by parcels post, he will give special attention to the causes responsible for these delays.
May I say, while asking this question, that we all are sorry because of the Minister's illness, and regret his absence.
The PRESIDENT The PRESIDENT
The PRESIDENT, replying: I will have that expression of sympathy conveyed to the Minister. The following is the reply to the Deputy's question:
Previous complaints of delays on the  part of the Customs Authorities in clearing motor parts and accessories have been investigated, and it was ascertained that the delays were due to failure on the part of the importers or their agents to furnish correct documents and to produce the goods for Customs examination. The duty of furnishing import documents and producing the goods to the Customs devolves by law on the importers or their agents, and if the Deputy can furnish any specific instances of undue delay on the part of the Customs Authorities the necessary investigations will be made.
Dáil Éireann 8 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. IMPORTATION OF MOTOR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES.