HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 cc1614-5
66. Colonel MILDMAY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. R. E. Glanville, of Lustleigh, Devon, wholesale agent for agricultural implements, who was permitted by licence from the Board of Trade to import ploughs during the War but has now been suddenly prohibited from importing such ploughs, though he had ordered many of them; and, in view of the urgent need for them in agricultural districts, whether this prohibition is in accordance with the general policy of the Board?


By a decision of the Imports Consultative Council, published on 8th May, agricultural machinery was not to be licensed beyond the quantity covered by the rations existing at the time, and Mr. Glanville's attention was drawn to this ruling. It now appears, however, that there still remains a small balance of his ration, and he will be allowed to import the amount represented by that balance. The question of further import after 1st September is now under consideration.