HC Deb 20 December 1932 vol 273 cc892-3

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give information as to the number of private firms engaged in the manufacture of military aircraft who have been granted licences for the supply of such aircraft to foreign Governments; and whether he is in a position to give the names of such foreign Governments?


A licence to export aircraft is required. only when the destination is Ethiopia and no such licence has been issued since 1st January, 1932. Exports to foreign Governments of armaments fitted to aircraft, however, require a licence, and licences have been issued to three firms of aircraft manufacturers since that date, the countries of destination being Brazil, China and Portugal.