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Utility Cloth (Export Licence)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that utility cloth manufactured for domestic purposes is finding its way into the export market and is being sold at higher prices; and if he will take steps to prevent this.

Utility cloth may not be exported except under licence, and no such licences for woven cloth are normally granted. If my hon. Friend has any evidence of recent exports and will let me have particulars I shall be glad to look into the matter.