HC Deb 20 April 1948 vol 449 cc127-8W
78. Lady Grant

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will reconsider his refusal to issue licences to the Aberdeen Fish Buyers and Merchants Association Limited to purchase sets of boxboards from Sweden in view of the support of these applications by the Ministry of Food.

Mr. Belcher

I assume that this Question refers to two applications by the Aberdeen Fish Curers and Merchants' Association which were rejected on currency grounds. These requirements can be met by box-boards cut from timber already in stock in this country, and in these circumstances the expenditure of the foreign currency involved would not be justified.