HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 cc1231-2W
Mr. Riley

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the great inconvenience to importers of children's toys because of the prohibition of such imports; that, in consequence, there is a prospect of a great shortage of children's toys for Christmas: and will he consider a relaxation of the present restrictions so as to enable traders to meet the usual demands at this season of the year?

Major Lloyd-George

My right hon. Friend recognises that the prohibition of imports must have led to a substantial reduction of supplies, but, in view of the urgent need of conserving our foreign exchange, I fear that I can hold out no prospect of any relaxation of the restrictions.

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