HC Deb 19 December 1944 vol 406 cc1615-6
44. Sir George Schuster

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is the policy of his Department to ensure that, as increased productive capacity becomes available for manufacture for export, requirements of spare parts for British engines in neutral countries will be fully provided for, before facilities are given and export licences are granted for the export of spare parts required for engines of foreign manufacture not in service for the war effort.

Mr. Dalton

Export licences are now issued only for spare parts for British engines, but our aim should be to meet all demands for the export of spare parts, as soon as circumstances permit. Meanwhile, I am discussing future licensing arrangements with the Export Group concerned.

Sir G. Schuster

May we take it from that answer that priority for spare parts for British engines will be maintained?

Mr. Dalton

I would rather not say more than I have said to-day, because we are discussing it with those concerned and I am anxious to get their views.