§ 56. Mr. FELL
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if any licence to trade in this country has been granted to the German firm of pianoforte makers, Blüthner and Company, of Wig-more Street, London, and of Leipzig. Germany; and, if so, if the same will be withdrawn, as has been done in the case of Bechstein and Company, pianoforte makers, of Wigmore Street, London, and Berlin, Germany?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
The answer is in the negative. As Messrs. Blüthner and Company, Limited, are an English registered company with English directors, no licence to trade is required, but the company cannot, of course, trade with Germany and is subject to all the general restrictions imposed by the Trading with the Enemy Acts and Proclamations.
§ Mr. McKENNA
No, Sir; I think the hon. Gentleman will see from the answer I have given that, as I understand the case, there are English directors of the company.