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Food Samples

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will raise the limit of weight permitted on samples of British manufactured foodstuffs and release manufacturers from the necessity of obtaining export licences for such raw material, so enabling their agents to obtain orders at this time.

I have been asked to reply. There is no fixed limit of weight either of raw materials issued to food manufacturers to produce samples or on the quantity permitted to be exported. The amount in each case depends upon the purpose to be served by the export of samples and upon the degree to which scarcity exists in supplies of the raw materials concerned. While the present scarcity of food supplies in this country continues my right hon. Friend is bound to exercise a strict control in conjunction with the Board of Trade both of the issue of raw materials for the manufacture of samples and of the export of those samples.