HC Deb 05 July 1949 vol 466 cc146-7W
79. Mr. De la Bère

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has now reached agreement with the Ministry of Food as regards the changed arrangements for the importation of jam and marmalade from Australia, British West Indies, France and French Possessions, the Irish Republic, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia; and whether it is intended to issue block licences to importers so as to avoid them having to obtain individual licences for each consignment.

Mr. Bottomley

Yes. Traders may apply for import licences, and if the applicant undertakes to comply with the required conditions, block licences can be issued.