§ Mr. GRETTON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what precautions have been or are being taken, when licences to export are issued, to ensure that malt exported to neutral countries does not reach enemy countries?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
In the majority of cases the applications for licences are supported by the official representatives of the countries of destination who furnish satisfactory guarantees, and guarantees from buyers are also obtained. In the case of Switzerland the purchases have been to a large extent made in the name of the Swiss Government, and the distribution has been subject to their control. Malt sent to Holland is consigned to the Netherlands Oversea Trust. The export of malt from Holland, Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden is definitely prohibited.