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Export Quotas

Volume 415: debated on Monday 12 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will reconsider the decision of his department to allocate export quotas to individual firms on the basis of their previous exports, as this proposal unfairly discriminates against certain firms.

Where exports have to be severely restricted, the system generally adopted of limiting exports to customary channels is the fairest. I am, however, most anxious to get away from this rigid system as soon as the supply position allows.