HC Deb 10 March 1919 vol 113 c935W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the quantities of Lancashire manufactured goods held back from export to Scandinavia, Denmark, and Holland, to the embarrassment of our merchants and the inconvenience of their customers in these countries, who are in need of such goods, and also in view of the growing unemployment and fear of distress in Lancashire, he will, in conjunction with the Blockade Minister, arrange for the removal forthwith of all restrictions on the export of manufactured goods to the countries in question?


His Majesty's Government are now considering to what extent it may be possible to relax these restrictions, and steps are being taken to consult our Allies on the subject.