HC Deb 10 April 1946 vol 421 c315W
80. Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade why Messrs. Sanderson and Company, of Clydesdale House, Manchester, were only allowed one pound weight of wool material under Section 4 of the Wool Export Group. Bradford, for all countries.

Mr. Marquand:

With the allocations for each period, a guarantee is given to each exporter that he shall receive in four months at least one-seventh of his exports during the basic year. Allocations issued to this firm under Section 1 and 2, which embrace the Empire, certain specific markets and European countries, amount to some thousands of pounds but are 1 lb. short of the guarantee of one-seventh. This amount has been granted to them as an open allocation which can be exported anywhere in the world. It can, therefore, be added to one of their existing allocations for specific destinations.