Oral Answers to Questions — Hong Kong (Re-Exports)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Peter Roberts Mr Peter Roberts , Sheffield, Heeley 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what arrangements are available to prevent the export through Hong Kong to Communist China of machine tools used for the production of armaments.

Photo of Mr Oliver Lyttelton Mr Oliver Lyttelton , Aldershot

Export controls over machine tools precisely similar in form and scope to those operating in the United Kingdom are in force in Hong Kong. These export controls are reinforced in Hong Kong by import controls over the same goods to ensure that there are no imports, in excess of legitimate requirements, available for illicit re-export.

Photo of Mr Peter Roberts Mr Peter Roberts , Sheffield, Heeley

May we take it that the Minister is satisfied that the machinery is working properly?