HC Deb 22 February 1954 vol 524 c2W
Mr. Forman

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will define the type of controls exercised by his Department in the matter of exports of locomotives to the Union of Soviet Socilaist Republics; what action has been concerted with other nations to impose similar controls on locomotives for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; and with which nations.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Exports to the U.S.S.R. of all locomotives are subject to licensing control. Applications for export licences will be considered on their merits. Orders are notified to the Consultative Group on East-West trade. This is in accordance with the policy agreed by all members of the Group.