HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc121-2W
128. Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade to state, in convenient categories, the tonnage of chemicals which could be used for making ammunition, which have been shipped to Communist China since 30th June, 1950.

Mr. Rhodes

The hon. Member will, I am sure, appreciate that it is impossible to identify in the Trade Returns all the chemicals which might be used in the manufacture of ammunition, and that many of these chemicals are used for commercial purposes as well as in making ammunition.