HC Deb 18 March 1947 vol 435 c50W
79. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many electric generators have been exported to Spain since the end of the war; what conditions were imposed by His Majesty's Government as to the use of these generators in Spain; whether he is aware that one such generator is now being used by the 46th Artillery Regiment based on Vitoria; and what action he intends to take in view of this use of British exports for military purposes.

86. Mr. Piratin

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the amount of electricity generating plant exported to Spain during 1946; and what is the quantity on order to be supplied during the current year.

Mr. Wilson

No electrical equipment was exported to Spain in 1945; 2,274 tons were exported in 1946, together with 38 tons of spare parts and 48 tons in January, 1947. I regret that figures are not available in terms of kilowatt capacity. This equipment was sold to Spain through normal commercial channels, and I have no information about the purpose for which it may now be used. No orders have at present been received for turbo-generators of a heavy type; I have no information about orders which may have been placed with manufacturers for smaller types.