HC Deb 13 December 1938 vol 342 cc1775-6
19. Mr. Day

asked the President of the Board of Trade particulars of the undertakings received from foreign countries to which licences are granted for the export of mines, torpedoes and depth charges, and/or any kind of under-water weapons, to ensure that the same shall not be re-exported to countries that may be at war?

Mr. Stanley

I would refer the hon. Member to my answer on 15th March last in reply to the hon. Member for Shore-ditch (Mr. Thurtle), of which I am sending him a copy.

Mr. Day

Can the Minister say whether full inquiries are made as to the ultimate

Statement showing the total declared value of exports of the undermentioned commodities from the United Kingdom to Germany and Italy, respectively, in each of the years 1936 and 1937.
Description. Consigned to Germany. Consigned to Italy.
1936. 1937. 1936. 1937.
£000. £000. £000. £000.
Exports of United Kingdom goods: Cotton waste, unmanufactured 312 303 3 29
Exports of imported merchandise: Raw cotton (except linters) 293 426 6 12
Cotton waste, unmanufactured 7 43
21. Mr. Tomlinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to say whether, and when, he proposes to introduce an Enabling Bill for the cotton industry?

23. Mr. Chorlton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the agreed terms of the cotton organisations having been sent to him, he can now say when the Enabling Bill for that industry will be submitted to this House?

Mr. Stanley

I understand that a revised, and, it is hoped, final form of the proposals will be considered by the Joint Committee of Cotton Trade Organisations this week. I hope I shall then be in a position to give final instructions for the completion of a draft Bill, with which those affected will have an opportunity of expressing their agreement and which the destinations of these vessels before licences are granted?

Mr. Stanley

Yes, Sir.