§ 73. Mr. Molson
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that a consignment of rubber soles and heels with nails for affixing the heels to boots of a total value of £327 are now ready packed at Vol-Crepe Limited, Glossop, for export to Jamaica but that 235W under Ref. No. 6/2/2720/48 the Export Licensing Branch of the Board of Trade have refused, except under complicated conditions, an export licence for the nails which are valued at approximately £5; whether he will give orders for a licence to be issued forthwith in this case and for subsequent similar orders; and whether he will relieve industry of vexatious controls of this kind which hamper the export trade.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
An export licence was issued on 28th June and further similar consignments will be approved subject to the general supply situation. I regret that owing to the present shortage of wire nails it is not yet possible to release them from export licensing control.