§ 50. Mr. MABANE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the wool textile industry in Huddersfield is being prevented from carrying on an export trade to Czechoslovakia by reason of a system of import licences employed by that country; and whether he proposes to take action to persuade Czechoslovakia to alter the system to make trading possible?
§ Mr. JOHN COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
I am aware that the import of wool textiles and many other classes of goods into Czechoslovakia from all countries is subject to control, which involves some measure of restriction, though not an absolute embargo, on the trade. Instructions are being sent to His Majesty's Minister at Prague to make certain inquiries in the matter, and, if necessary, to approach the Czechoslovak Government as regards the effect of the restrictions on United Kingdom trade.