HC Deb 12 June 1956 vol 554 c222
21. Sir R. Boothby

asked the President of the Board of Trade what restrictions are now imposed upon the export of agricultural tractors to China.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Agricultural tractors are on the China embargo list, but licences will be granted in appropriate cases under the exceptions procedure.

Mr. Hector Hughes

Is the President aware that there are indirect restrictions, due to the bad allocation of steel, which are doing a great deal of harm to our export trade, and will he look into that aspect of this problem?

Mr. Thorneycroft

There is no allocacation of steel by Her Majesty's Government.