HC Deb 08 October 1941 vol 374 cc978-9
38. Captain Gammans

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any licences for the export of rubber, tin and iron-ore from British Malaya to Japan have been issued since Japanese assets were frozen on 26th July, 1941; and, if so, the quantities involved in each commodity?

Mr. George Hall

No rubber or tin has been exported from Malaya to Japan since the measures referred to by my hon. Friend came into force. Exports of iron ore fell to 38,000 tons in August, and during the first half of September, which is the period for which the latest information is available, there were no exports at all of iron ore.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Are the same economic measures as are taken by this country also being taken in respect of the Colonial Empire?

Mr. Hall

I think my reply indicated that that is so.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Are all the measures taken being taken by the United Kingdom Government?