§ 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 979 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?