§ 100. Mr. W Shepherd
asked the President of the Board of Trade why the tonnage of glycerine exported in 1946 was higher than that exported in 1938, despite the fact that many important industries in this country have had their activities curtailed through lack of glycerine supplies.
§ Mr. Wilson
The increase in 1946 arose from the fulfilment in the early part of the year of a commitment to the U.S.A. entered into in 1945 when stocks were substantial and there was no reason to anticipate the shortage which developed subsequently. Other exports were considerably below those of 1938.