HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 cc73-4W
75. Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many ready-made doors have been imported from Sweden in 1948, 1949 and 1950 to date, respectively; how many applications for import licences were made; and how many, and to whom, were they granted.

Mr. H. Wilson

The number of doors of wood imported from Sweden during the years 1948, 1949 and the first nine months of 1950 were 21,000, 58,000 and 59,000 respectively. I regret that I cannot give the number of applications for import licences which were received, but 180 licences were issued during 1948, 90 during 1949 and 82 this year. The licences were issued to 143, 34 and 48 traders respectively.