HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 cc46-7W
Mr. Mander

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the advisability of amending the Trading with the Enemy Act, with a view to making it apply to British subjects resident outside Great Britain, in view of the fact that at the present time persons who are not resident in Great Britain and businesses or corporations which are registered abroad and owned by non-resident British subjects can, if they wish, at present trade with the enemy?

Mr. Lyttelton

No, Sir. I do not consider that amending legislation as proposed would serve any useful purpose; and it would be impossible to enforce. Very few cases have come to my knowledge of British subjects resident abroad, or of businesses owned by them, trading with the enemy. In all cases suitable steps have been taken.