HC Deb 13 February 1939 vol 343 c1355
34. Mr. Viant

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, what sum, if any, has been put to the credit of the Chinese Government out of the fund to be created under the Export Credit Act?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on the 7th instant to the hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Wight (Captain P. Macdonald) and the hon. Member for Aberdeen North (Mr. Garro Jones) I would add that the Export Guarantees Bill, to which I assume the question refers, does not create any fund from which sums can be placed at the disposal of a foreign administration. The Bill provides for guarantees to be given to or for the benefit of United Kingdom exporters for the purpose of encouraging this country's export trade.

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