§ 67. Sir W. Smithers
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that Japanese exports to China show increases up to nearly 100 per cent. in the last year, particulars of which have been sent him; what steps His Majesty's Government is taking to stop these exports; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rhodes
The information supplied by the hon. Member refers to the five months, July to November, 1950. A comprehensive control upon exports from Japan to China was imposed on 6th December. I am sending the hon. Member a note which shows that exports during the four months, December, 1950, to March, 1951, were at less than half the rate of exports in the five months July to November, 1950. The second part of the Question, therefore, does not arise.