HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 cc259-60W
116. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the industry of cooperage and vat builders in the city of Aberdeen is imperilled by lack of staves and other cooperage materials; if he will reconsider his earlier decision to refuse import licences for such staves and material in order to preserve that industry; and if he will grant such licences accordingly.

Sir S. Cripps

Applications for import licences for staves and other cooperage materials are normally granted. If my hon. and learned Friend has any particular case of refusal in mind, I shall be glad to look into it.