§ 78. Mr. H. A. Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the Russian freighter "Vilnius" arrived at Singapore about three weeks ago to collect 6,000 tons of Malayan rubber; and if he proposes to allow this transaction.
Yes; this export will be permitted, since the rubber in question was sold before export control was introduced. Restrictive control on exports of rubber was introduced in agreement with the United States Government early in April, but it was at no time envisaged that a total embargo on exports should be imposed.