HC Deb 10 December 1934 vol 296 cc40-1W

asked the President of the Board of Trade particulars of all licences granted during the years 1932, 1933, and the 11 months of 1934, in respect of exports of war material, such particulars to include the names of the firms to whom the licences have been granted, the quantities and descriptions of the commodities involved, and the oversea countries to which they were consigned?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

It has not been the practice to disclose the names of the individual firms to whom licences have been granted, and the value of a statement of such length and in such detail as the hon. Member desires would not, in my opinion, justify the expenditure of the time and labour which would be required for its preparation.