§ 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.