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Dollar Sales

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what the total of sales made to the U.S. Army PX Department in Europe is at the moment; and what hopes he has of expanding it.

Sales to the United States Army PX Department in Europe already paid for now total approximately 900,000 dollars and orders in hand are over 200,000 dollars. I am fully aware of the value of this source of dollar earnings and my Department is maintaining close contact with the London Procurement Officer of the PX Department to whom we are giving all the assistance we can in obtaining supplies from this country. Our prospects of expanding this trade depend mainly on the availability of goods.