§ 1. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any pressure is being brought upon export merchants in Cologne to obtain French licences for export, although these licences arc not recognised by the German Government?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir P. Lloyd-Greame)
I am not aware of any pressure being exercised on merchants, but British firms desiring to obtain facilities for export. from the occupied territory are advised as to the method of obtaining licences, and the representatives of the British Government are always ready to give them any assistance possible to obtain such licences.