HC Deb 23 August 1945 vol 413 c807W
Colonel Erroll

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will see that the Argentine market is given a quota of British cotton exports, in view of the fact that, in the absence of this quota the Argentine home industries may be stimulated to the permanent disadvantage of British economy.

Mr. Marquand

The end of the war has not removed the necessity of providing essential supplies of cotton textiles in this country and in Empire and certain other oversea territories dependent on the United Kingdom for supplies. The early liberation of the Far Eastern territories greatly increases the demands upon us. Nevertheless, we are anxious that exports to the Argentine and other countries should be resumed as soon as practicable, and while it is not possible to promise that this can be done at once, the earliest opportunity will be taken to make the necessary provisions, consistent with our other obligations.

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