HC Deb 04 June 1934 vol 290 cc555-6

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, in view of the prejudicial effect on the Bradford wool market of the absence of any definite information as to the extent of the German embargo on imports, he is now in a position to supply the information needed?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

From a report which has just reached me, I understand that the embargo on German purchases of foreign raw wool and semi-woollen manufactures, particulars of which have been published in the Board of Trade Journal from time to time, has now been definitely prolonged until the 30th June. The foreign Exchange Control Authority has inormed the British Embassy in Berlin that the duration of the embargo depends upon the currency position and that it is impossible to say at present how long it may have to be maintained.