HC Deb 06 November 1934 vol 293 c805

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that outstanding debts amounting to nearly £1,000,000 are owing to Bradford and Manchester exporters for textile goods sold in Rumania, and that in most cases this money has been paid into Rumanian banks in the currency of the country, but that difficulty is being experienced in obtaining permits which would make it possible to obtain the necessary sterling exchange; and whether he proposes to take steps which will enable these British exporters to receive payment for their goods?


I am aware of the position described in my hon. Friend's question and representations have already been made to the Rumanian Government regarding the delay in providing foreign exchange to meet commercial debts due to exporters in this country and the restrictions which have been placed on our trade with Rumania. I can assure my hon. Friend that these matters are receiving the earnest consideration of His Majesty's Government.