HC Deb 13 February 1934 vol 285 c1745
15. Mr. SAVERY

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value, for each of the last two years, of the exports to Japan of munitions of war, both from this country and from the United States of America?


The total declared value of the domestic exports of arms, ammunition, and military and naval stores (excluding sporting arms and ammunition) consigned from the United Kingdom to Japan, including Kwantung, was £317,268 in 1932 and £246,354 in 1933. The domestic exports of firearms, ordnance, and ammunition from the United States to Japan, including Kwantung, were valued at 6,808 dollars in 1932; the corresponding figure for 1933 is not yet available. Any exports of explosives for industrial purposes would be included in these figures.


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give details of the quantity and categories of arms, if any, licensed during 1933 for export to France and Germany, respectively?


The only war material licensed during the year for exportation to France consisted of 12,000 7.65 millimetre rifle cartridges, 150,000 13.2 millimetre machine gun cartridges, and 1,150 internal night tracers. No licences were issued for the exportation of war material to Germany, the importation of such material into that country being prohibited.