§ 112. Mr. W. Fletcher
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many current licences have been issued for the export of goods to Australia; what is their total value; and if he will make representations to see that any modifications of contracts for delivery of goods to Australia shall only be made with the consent of the exporter.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
Only a small part of our extensive export trade with Australia is subject to export licence control. The value of export licences issued are not recorded by countries, and I cannot say what the value of export licences issued for Australia would be. The modification of existing contracts is a matter for the importer and exporter to determine.