HC Deb 25 February 1975 vol 887 c87W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will investigate, and make a statement on, the extent to which British exports to South Africa are being impeded by delays to shipping.

Mr. Clinton Davis

I am aware that the delivery of our exports to South Africa is being delayed, but this is a result of congestion at South African ports. I understand that both the South African Government and the commercial interests involved are doing their utmost to improve the situation.