HC Deb 27 March 1952 vol 498 c78W
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.