HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc375-6W
Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the total value of arms and munitions, apart from aircraft and aero-engines, and spare parts, exported to destinations other than British during the calendar year 1936?

Dr. Burgin

The total declared value of the arms, ammunition and military and naval stores exported from the United Kingdom to foreign countries during the year 1936 amounted to £1,303,000. This figure excludes exports of aircraft and parts thereof, but it includes sporting arms and ammunition and explosives for industrial use, the value of which cannot be precisely stated.

Mr. V. Adams

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any and, if so, what licences for the export of arms, including aeroplanes and component parts thereof, to Germany have been granted since 1st January, 1937?

Captain Wallace

No licences have at any time been granted for the export to Germany of either arms or aircraft armament. Unarmed aircraft may be exported under the open general licence of the Board of Trade to all destinations with a few exceptions, which do not include Germany.