§ Mr. C. Poole
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will expedite the release of a consignment of books, valued £45, held in bond at Holyhead and purchased by the Staffordshire Educational Book Company, of Litchfield from Eire, as these books are educational and technical books badly needed by university students in the Midlands.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
Books of the kind referred to by my hon. Friend are licensed for import on a basis of 200 per cent. by value of pre-war imports. The importers have been asked for a statement of their pre-war trade and when this is received, the question whether a licence can be granted will be considered.