§ 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.
|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.|
|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 1776 destinations of these vessels before licences are granted?