§ 6. Mr. RONALD McNEILL
asked the President of the Board of Trade what licences have been granted since the formation of the War Trade Department for the export of tea and cocoa, respectively, to Scandinavian countries and Holland, stating to what firms and for what quantities of each commodity such licences have been granted; and what quantities of each commodity have been exported up to the present date under such licences?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Montagu)
Since the formation of the War Trade Department there has not been any prohibition of export to Scandinavian countries and Holland affecting tea or cocoa except cocoa powder. Fifteen lieences have been granted to eleven firms for the export of 9 cocoa powder to these countries, including five licences for Iceland and the Faroe Islands. The maximum quantity authorised to be exported under the fifteen licences was 265 tons 3 cwts.
§ Mr. McNEILL
I did not quite catch whether the right hon. Gentleman gave the names of the firms to which the licences were issued?
I thought the information which I gave would be sufficient for the hon. Member when he saw it only applied to cocoa powder.