HC Deb 07 December 1937 vol 330 c176
8. Mr. Graham White

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any licences have been issued in the last three months for the export of arms and war material to Italy or for the use of the Italian forces in Abyssinia?

Mr. Stanley

As has been previously explained in this House, His Majesty's Government consider that it is contrary to the public interest to publish particulars of licences issued for the export of arms and ammunition to particular destinations. I may, however, add that during the period 1st August to 31st October, 1937, the values of the exports from the United Kingdom of arms, ammunition and military and naval stores to Italy and to Eritrea, Italian Somaliland and Ethiopia were respectively £20 and nil.