§ 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