HC Deb 30 April 1951 vol 487 cc116-7W
Mr. Blackburn

asked the President of the Board of Trade what quantities of strategic materials have been exported to China during the past three months.

Sir H. Shawcross

There is no generally accepted definition of "strategic materials." United Kingdom exports to China in the months January to March, 1951, in the main categories, showing quantities where possible, were as follows:

—— Unit of Quantity Quantity Value
Pottery, glass, abrasives, etc. Value 43
Iron and steel and manufactures thereof Ton 3,430 230
Non-ferrous metals and manufactures thereof Value 57
Cutlery, hardware, implements and instruments Value 65
Electrical goods and apparatus Value 163
Textile machinery Cwt. 1,904 51
Other machinery Cwt. 14,976 174
Wool tops Th. lbs. 352 309
Chemicals, drugs, dyes and colours Value 105
Vehicles (including locomotives, ships and aircraft) Value 71
All other articles Value 23
Total United Kingdom exports to China Value 1,291