HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1552W
Mr. Hammersley

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, with the successful conclusion of military operations in Abyssinia, Eritrea and Italian Somaliland, a demand from these territories for Lancashire cotton goods is beginning to spring up; that the existing system of quotas affords no opportunity for these markets; and will he make some special arrangements to prevent these commercial advantages being lost to this country?

Mr. Johnstone

Arrangements are being made to ensure that essential supplies will be available in occupied enemy territories from convenient sources.