HC Deb 31 July 1930 vol 242 c704
77. Mr. R. A. TAYLOR

asked the President of the Board of Trade if any licences for the export of arms or munitions of war consigned to Russia have been issued by the British Government since the resumption of diplomatic relations; and, if so, of what did the consignments consist and what was their value?


The only such licences issued have been those already referred to in the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Blackpool (Sir W. de Frece) on 8th July, namely: one for 40 tanks and 20 light armoured vehicles, and another for the armament for two tanks and one light armoured vehicle. Information as to the value of these consignments is regarded as confidential.


Were they paid for in cash or did they come under the credits scheme?


These were exports by a private firm, and I have no knowledge beyond that.