Electrical Generators (Export) (Hansard, 30 January 1951)
HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 cc93-4W
78. Sir H. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many electrical generators, exceeding 10,000 kilowatt capacity, were exported from this country in 1950; and to what countries they were consigned.

Mr. Bottomley

Separate figures are not available from the Trade Returns of the export of electrical generators exceeding 10,000 kilowatts, but, with the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT information received from manufacturers regarding sets produced for export in the period January to November, 1950.

Following is the information:
Steam turbo alternators 10,000 kilowatts and above. Sets.
Australia 9
Canada 5
South Africa 4
India 4
Iraq 2
Abadan (Persian Gulf) 2
Southern Rhodesia 1
Mexico 1
Malaya 1
Hong Kong 1
Venezuela 1
Total No. of sets 31

Hydro electric plant, 10,000 brake horse power and above. Sets.
Portugal 4
Australia 3
India 2
Spain 1
Total No. of sets 10

80. Mr. Fisher

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will ban the export of electricity generating sets, particularly to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, at a time when these are needed at home to offset the power cuts imposed by the British Electricity Authority.

Mr. Bottomley

No. I assume that the hon. Member has in mind the smaller type of generating set which could be used in factories. Exports of these generating sets have not in any way interfered with the satisfaction of demand at home. We shall, of course, keep the situation under review.