HC Deb 08 April 1919 vol 114 c1862
92. Mr. KILEY

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the approximate value of goods lying at British ports and also at foreign port which his Department has refused to licence although they have been ordered and, in many cases, paid for previous to the restrictions to import being imposed?


The information desired by the hon. Member is not available in so far as it relates to goods ordered before the dates of the prohibitions. If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of consignments actually paid for by the consignees in this country before the respective restrictions were announced, all such instances will be carefully considered, and if the facts alleged are established the consignments will be admitted.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that applications have been made to his own office?


If the hon. Gentleman will refer me to a particular application that he is inquiring about, I shall be glad to look into it.