HC Deb 07 December 1954 vol 535 c32W
96. Mr. Oldfield

asked the President of the Board of Trade why he has refused to issue a licence to Cooke and Ferguson Limited, to export switchgear to China, whereas that firm is permitted to export similar goods to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Mr. Low

Information given by exporters about their export plans is confidential, and I should prefer, therefore, not to disclose information about particular named firms. On the general question, the House is aware that the list of goods which it has been agreed internationally may not be sent to China is much wider in scope than the list which applies to the Soviet bloc. The China embargo list includes switchgear; the Soviet bloc embargo list does not.

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