§ 21. Major Milner
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Warfare whether continued supplies of petrol are being made to Spain; and what precautions are being taken, or undertakings obtained, to ensure such supplies are not misused?
§ Mr. Foot
In agreement with the United States Government navicerts have been issued for the shipment to Spain of certain limited quantities of oil. In 1940 the Spanish Government undertook not to allow the export of petroleum products from Spain, and His Majesty's Government have no reason to think that this undertaking has not been kept. Moreover, an oil expert is attached to the United States Embassy at Madrid, and one of his functions is to satisfy himself as to the use of all oil imported into Spain.