HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c173W
Mr. Maudling

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many licences were issued by, or on behalf of, his Department in the first three months of 1948, 1949 and 1950, respectively.

Mr. H. Wilson

The precise figures asked for are not obtainable; but the estimated annual rates at which licences were being issued by my Department were as follows:

1st January, 1948 2,830,000
1st April,1949 1,858,000
1st January,1950 1,328,000