HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 cc249-50W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an applicant for an export licence must produce a manufacturer's certificate to the effect that the goods are required for export purposes, and that such export would not be detrimental to supplies required for home consumption and, if so, whether the effect has been to limit exports?


Applicants for export licenses for certain coal tar products are required to produce a certificate from the actual manufacturers to the effect that they can supply the quantity of goods in question for export without detriment to their deliveries to domestic consumers. It is obviously in the interests of the export trade generally that the requirements of the users of these commodities in the United Kingdom should be supplied so far as practicable.