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Volume 415: debated on Monday 12 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade why he has refused an export licence to the Saxon Hosiery Company, for the export of woollen socks, surplus to the home demand, to Switzerland; and why he suggested that these socks be exported to countries where the hot climate restricts the demand for this kind of hosiery.

Exports of these goods have had to be confined to the essential needs of Empire countries. There is a considerable demand for the goods in question in these countries.