HC Deb 06 May 1952 vol 500 c14W
71. Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the President of the Board of Trade what quantity of Portuguese slates have been imported into Scotland during 1952; and whether under his regulations an import licence is required.

Mr. Hopkinson

I regret there are no figures available of the quantity of Portuguese slates imported into Scotland. The value of imports to the United Kingdom as a whole during 1952 was £14,368, of which a little over three-quarters was for roofing slates. The open general licence was withdrawn on the 12th March and individual import licences are now required.