§ 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.