HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 cc317-8W
67. Major Beamish

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many committees have been set up in conjunction with free countries to control the allocation of scarce raw materials; which raw materials are involved; and to what extent the action proposed will affect the delivery from the free countries of raw materials such as rubber, wool and oil, urgently needed by the Communist-dominated countries other than Yugoslavia, to increase their war potential.

Mr. Jay

As regards the first part of this Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for the New Forest (Colonel CrosthwaiteEyre) in 27th February. As regards the second part, it is not yet possible to say what action the Committees will recommend or how it will affect particular countries.