HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 cc1851-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what German manufactured articles have been allowed to be imported into this country since the Armistice?


Excluding licences to import publications, thirty-one licences have been granted since the Armistice to import goods from Germany. Of these four were for special machines not obtainable in this country, five were for sample machines imported in order to be copied here, five for other samples for copying purposes, one for hosiery needles of special types (without which many hosiery machines would stand idle), and sixteen for miscellaneous articles (including three for articles made of agate, for cystoscopes for a hospital, three for matrices for a composing machine, etc.).