Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 2nd July 1942.
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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can make a statement with reference to the stocks of cotton piece goods originally intended for the Dutch East Indies and now lying idle in Manchester warehouses?
No, Sir, but I understand that negotiations are proceeding satisfactorily.
Will the hon. Gentleman inform the House under what powers the Board of Trade is preventing the owners of cargoes from disposing of them?
Under the powers under which it issues export licences.
When do you expect a definite decision?
I think the hon. Member has been informed privately that there is a meeting to-day between the interested parties, and we hope that negotiations will be concluded very rapidly.
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