§ Mr. Mander
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether steps have now been taken to adopt the recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms, 1935–36, with regard to the granting of specific export licences in respect of aircraft of military types, and to withdraw the existing open general export licence in respect of bayonets, swords, and lances?
Yes, Sir. The existing open general export licence for aircraft and aircraft engines and bayonets, swords and lances has been revoked with effect from the 9th August, 1937, and replaced by a new open general export licence which will apply only to civil aircraft and to aircraft engines. The text of the new licence has been published in to-day's issue of the Board of Trade Journal.