HC Deb 16 December 1949 vol 470 c364W
Mr. Paget

asked the President of the Board of Trade when an application for an import licence for a necessary machine by Bective Shoe Manufacturers of Northampton dated 4th July last will be dealt with.

Mr. H. Wilson

An application from the Bective Shoe Company for the import of a machine from the United States was received at the beginning of the "standstill" on dollar expenditure. It has now been considered, and the applicants are being informed that the import of the machine does not, in our view, warrant the expenditure of dollars.