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Generator Parts (Exports)

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade why the export of generator parts rose from L7,000 in January, 1947, to £237,000 in February, 1947; what percentage of the latter figure represented parts unsuitable for use in Great Britain; what percentage represented fulfilment of wartime contracts; and whether an approach has been made to the South African Government by His Majesty's Government to waive the 83 per cent. which was exported to that Dominion in February, 1947.

Exports of generator parts vary widely from month to month for a variety of reasons including shipping availabilities. The information requested in the second and third parts of the Question is not available; the reply to the last part is in the negative. I am not aware that there has been any hold-up in the supply of generator parts for power stations in this country on account of exports.