HC Deb 20 February 1917 vol 90 cc1156-7
34. Brigadier-General CROFT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that licence to export has in certain cases been refused to manufacturers of machinery for sugar refining in the British Empire, notwithstanding that the Ministry of Munitions has granted permission to manufacturers to make this machinery provided it does not interfere with Government work; and whether he will facilitate this exportation in the interests of British Empire producers and consumers?

Captain Viscount WOLMER

(representing the War Trade Department): If my hon. and gallant Friend has any particular case in mind in which such a licence to export has been refused I should be much obliged if he would inform me in order that the matter may be investigated.