HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 cc173-4W
108. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much petrol is sold by this country to countries outside the sterling area; which are they; and what imports are received from them in return.

Mr. Gaitskell

As to the first part of the Question I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) on 20th November. I am giving at the end of this answer a list of the countries concerned. For particulars of imports from these countries, I would refer the hon. Member to the Trade and Navigation Accounts.

The following is the list of countries to which motor spirit is sold by British controlled companies:

Argentina Hollan
Belgium Indo China
Brazil Italy
Canada Japan
Central America Libya
Chile Norway
China Pacific Islands
Cuba and other West Indian Islands Philippines
Denmark Portugese East Africa
Egypt Siam
Ethiopia Spain
Finland Syria
France and French North Africa Sweden
French West Africa and Congo Turkey
Greece U.S.A. Oil Companies