HC Deb 27 April 1948 vol 450 cc31-2W
66. Mr. Scott-Elliot

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the approximate value during 1947 of goods made for export which for some reason were not shipped to the market for which they were destined; and whether such goods are put into stock with a view to selling them in another overseas market.

Mr. Bottomley

I regret that it is not possible to provide an estimate of the kind asked for. As was stated in reply to the hon. Member for Newark (Mr. Shephard) on 13th November last and to the hon. Member for Brighton (Mr. Teeling) on 2nd March, it is most important that exporters who are unable to dispose of their goods in the overseas market for which they were originally intended should take every possible step to find a buyer for them in some other overseas market.