HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 c316W
74. Mr. Paget

asked the President of the Board of Trade when it is proposed to deal with an application by the Bective Shoe Company of Northampton to import from Messrs. F. C. Phillips Incorporated, Stoughton, Massachusetts, U.S.A., a quantity of golf spikes required for the completion of a large Canadian order; why no action was taken upon letters dated 15th December, 1947, and 26th January, 1948; and why on 11th February, the representative of Messrs. Bective was kept waiting for over an hour when he called by appointment and was then informed that his application had been mislaid.

Mr. Bottomley

A licence was issued on 16th February. I regret the delay in this case which was due to the papers having been mislaid.