HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 cc1410-1W
Mr. Price

asked the Minister of Economic Warfare whether, in order to prevent neutral, especially Scandinavian, countries coming under German economic in- fluence, he will consider what steps can be taken for this country to acquire as large a proportion as possible of the exports of these countries for consumption here or for resale on the world market?

Mr. Cross

Yes, Sir. I have these considerations fully in mind, and certain purchases have already been made.