HC Deb 28 October 1946 vol 428 cc265-6
34. Commander Noble

asked the President of the Board of Trade why it has been decided to permit the export from Austria to this country of high-class knitwear, while British manufacturers are prohibited from selling similar merchandise in the home market.

Sir S. Cripps

Permits for exports from Austria are not a matter with which I can deal I am, however, prepared to consider a request by the Austrian Government to allow limited imports of these goods in conformity with the policy referred to in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield (Mr. Ernest Davies) on Monday last. British manufacturers are not prohibited from marketing here a small proportion of their production in non-utility ranges.

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