HC Deb 08 November 1932 vol 270 cc179-80
22. Lord SCONE (for Mr. KIMBALL)

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the increasing difficulty of obtaining import licences by former customers of British firms in the Scandinavian countries, especially Denmark; and whether he will state what steps have been taken by the Board of Trade to remove this check upon our export trade, particularly in view of the quantity of imports from those countries?


So far as I am aware there is no import licence system in Sweden or Norway, and in the case of Denmark my information tends to show that the system has not involved any undue restriction of United Kingdom trade. I would suggest that firms which find that there are difficulties in the way of securing licences for United Kingdom goods should get into touch with His Majesty's Minister in Copenhagen who will render them all possible assistance in the matter.