HC Deb 12 June 1945 vol 411 c1491W
Sir W. Wakefield

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that piece goods urgently required in this country for making into garments are being exported; and, in view of the need for providing employment, what steps he is taking to ensure that priority will be given for the export of garments rather than piece goods.

Mr. Lyttelton

Exports of piece goods play a vital part in maintaining the economy of the Empire and other countries mainly dependent on us for essential supplies and from which we also draw for essential supplies, for instance, of food. Limited exports of garments are also, permitted. It is not practicable to disturb the existing relations between the two.

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