§ Mr. Forman
asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the restriction of shipping consequent upon the requisitioning of ships for the Suez emergency has delayed export of motorcars to foreign markets.
§ Mr. Bottomley
asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the export particularly of cars is limited by the shortage of ships due to the Suez dispute.
§ Mr. Low
It is not possible to give any precise estimate of the effect which the requisitioning and diversion of ships due to the Suez dispute has had upon the value of our exports recorded in August and September. While it appears that there has been some reduction in recorded exports as a result of these factors, the reduction is likely to have been relatively small.