HC Deb 10 April 1962 vol 657 c1129
34. Mr. Rankin

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent exports to China of firms, wholly or partially owned by United States companies, which are manufacturing in Great Britain with British labour, are subject to United States as well as British export regulations.

Sir K. Joseph

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer to a related Question which he received on 27th March.

Mr. Rankin

That was a most unsatisfactory Answer. Has the hon. Gentleman read the speech delivered yesterday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in which he emphasised the need for increased exports? Will he now assure us that in this matter the whole world is our oyster and that we do not propose to exclude the nations in the Eastern bloc from our export drive?

Sir K. Joseph

I certainly give that confirmation that we do not intend to exclude nations of the Eastern bloc from our export drive.