asked the President of the Board or Trade, in addition to the list of goods subject to embargo for the state trading countries which is placed before Parliament from time to time, what recommendations or guidance he receives concerning British exports to these destinations of items not covered by the Export of Goods (Control) Order and the Strategic Goods (Control) Order.
My right hon. Friend receives advice about exports to the state trading countries from many quarters. The only goods subject to export control are those listed in the Export of Goods (Control) Order and in the Strategic Goods (Control) Order.
Is the list placed before Parliament definitive and complete? As steel pipes are not on the list, is the hon. Gentleman fully supporting the South Durham Steel Company in its efforts to acquire an important order?
I gave a reply on 28th March on the export of steel pipes. The position has not altered. I have already said that goods subject to export control are listed in the Export of Goods (Control) Order and the Strategic Goods (Control) Order. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman would care to look them up.