§ Captain Kerby
asked the President of the Board of Trade why civil refuelling tankers ordered from Great Britain for Garuda State Airways have had an export licence refused; and why Dunlop tyres, being retreaded in Great Britain for the same airline, have also been refused an export licence.
§ Mr. Erroll
The refuelling tankers ordered by the Indonesian State Air Line are considered to be of potential military significance. The licences were therefore revoked in accordance with the policy announced by my right hon. Friend, the Lord Privy Seal on the 23rd January.
Because of the special circumstances attaching to the Dunlop tyres, the case has been reconsidered and a licence is being granted.