HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 c4
30. Wing-Commander Cooper

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many motor lorries have recently been authorised for purchase and how many are to be lent by Britain to the Spanish Government; if he has figures of the number lent by the U.S.A.; and for what purpose these lorries are being sent to Spain.

Mr. Wilmot

I have been asked to reply. No vehicles have been lent or sold by the British Government to Spain and I have no information of any loan of vehicles by the U.S.A. I am informed by my right hon. and learned Friend the President of the Board of Trade that, since January, 1945, licences have been granted for the export of 40 commercial vehicles to Spain against normal commercial orders.