HC Deb 06 November 1940 vol 365 c1360W
Sir P. Hannon

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is satisfied that the allocation of raw material to manufacturers engaged in export trade is on a scale sufficient to give full effect to the policy laid down by the Government?

Mr. Johnstone

Owing to the wide variety of raw materials, to the many claims upon them, and to other factors affecting manufacturers' ability to export, it is not possible to generalise on this question. My hon. Friend can, however, be assured that as much raw material is allocated to the export trade as circumstances from time to time permit.