§ 37. Mr. de Freitas
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many replies his Department has received to the letter from the Minister of State, Board of Trade, on the necessity for increasing exports; and how many came from firms in the City of Lincoln
§ 46. Wing Commander Bullus
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement following the dispatch to 50,000 manufacturers of a letter reminding them of the importance to this country of exports, and what is the nature of the replies
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
About 19,000 replies have been received, including 20 from the City of Lincoln. Some are from 1953 firms which produce goods not suitable for export or goods exported indirectly, but over one-third asked for further information, which has been sent them, about the services we can provide.