HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc199-200W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the volume and value in dollars of each specific item of goods exported to the United States from the United Kingdom between 3rd April and the end of November, 1948; and if he will give a similar list in respect of any goods delivered or scheduled for delivery from the United Kingdom or her Dependencies under the strategic materials requirements of the E.R.P Agreement with the U.S.A.

Mr. H. Wilson

As regards the first part of the Question, the only information readily available will be found in the Trade and Navigation Accounts. As regards the second part, during the period in question 11,000 tons of rubber, c.i.f. value 5,570,000 dollars, were shipped from the United Kingdom, and 1,200 tons of sisal, c.i.f. value 480,000 dollars, from East Africa from stocks held by the United Kingdom Government. Details of the diamonds supplied through commercial channels are not available for publication.