HC Deb 03 August 1916 vol 85 cc523-4W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has made any arrangements for restricting the export of mica from India; and, if so, who are the Government agents, and have they any German connections?


The export of mica from India to countries other than the United Kingdom and British Possessions is prohibited save under special licence. At the request of the Minister of Munitions, Messrs. Christian and Company have been appointed Government agents for the purchase in India of such grades as are specially required for the manufacture of munitions. So far as I am aware there is no German element in the firm.