HC Deb 09 September 1941 vol 374 c24
33. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the President of the Board of Trade the Government's policy with regard to trading with Japan; and to what extent in the last three months shipments of materials which can be used for munitions of war have been made to Japan?

Sir A. Duncan

All Japanese assets in the United Kingdom were frozen by' an Order dated 26th July, and export of all goods from the United Kingdom to the Japanese Empire was made subject to licence from 15th August. No licences have been granted for exports to Japan since the date of the Freezing Order, and I see no prospect that any such licences will be granted in the near future. No materials which, so far as is known, can be used as munitions of war have been exported from the United Kingdom to Japan during the last three months.