HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 cc1753-4W
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what amount of credit has been applied for under the provisions of the Overseas Trade (Credits and Insurance) Act; how much has been granted, and for what countries; whether any more countries have been added to the Schedule of the Act, and whether any have been deleted, and which are they: and what are the reasons for the additions and deletions?


The amount of credit applied for under the Overseas Trade (Credit Insurance) Act is £2,140,675. Of this amount £666,230 has been approved for exports to the following countries: the Baltic States, Czecho-Slovakia, Jugo Slavia, Finland, Roumania and Bulgaria. The amount of advances actually paid is £121,165. Since the Act was passed, Bulgaria has been included in the scheme, as applications received in the Department indicated that its inclusion would be of value to British trade. No country has been deleted from the Schedule.