HC Deb 13 April 1948 vol 449 c59W
55. Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade why Messrs. E. C. Rich and Sons, of 113 Station Road, Wylde Green, have been refused a licence to export, against a firm order, to Egypt 25 tons of best quality zinc oxide, which cannot be disposed of within the United Kingdom owing to manufacturers being overstocked; and if he will now issue a licence.

Mr. Belcher

The quota of best quality zinc oxide allotted to this manufacturer for export has been exhausted, and it is not possible, therefore, to issue a licence at present. The supply position of zinc oxide is a matter for my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Supply, who, I understand, has the matter under review.