HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 c1111
9. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps have been taken to provide a stock of commodities for exports from which orders could be made; and whether any attempt has been made to get firms to work together with this object in view?

Sir A. Duncan

The maintenance of stocks ready to meet export orders is necessary at all times in particular trades, and every possible facility and encouragement is being given, particularly through export groups, to enable such trades to continue this practice.