HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 cc192-3W
83. Mr. Edward Davies

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the import restrictions imposed by Australia and New Zealand on British manufactures some months ago have been removed.

Mr. Mackeson

There have been minor changes in the Australian restrictions. Substantially, however, the restrictions in both countries have been maintained owing to balance of payments difficulties.

The basic allocation for imports into New Zealand in 1953 has been reduced to 40 per cent. of the 1950 rate, compared with 80 per cent. this year.