Trying to find Dalton's speech to parliament concerning Finland and oil but without success:
Below is a list of speeches by Dalton from June 1940 onward.
2 speeches — MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC WARFARE (STAFF). Written Answers June 5, 1940
2 speeches — ECONOMIC WARFARE (PETROLEUM STOCKS, ITALY). Commons June 6, 1940
ECONOMIC WARFARE (MATLS, EXAMINATION). Written Answers June 11, 1940
MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC WARFARE. Written Answers June 12, 1940
4 speeches — ECONOMIC WARFARE (CO-ORDINATION). Commons June 18, 1940
2 speeches — ECONOMIC WARFARE (RUSSIAN IMPORTS). Commons June 25, 1940
3 speeches — ECONOMIC WARFARE. Commons July 2, 1940
4 speeches — MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC WARFARE. Commons July 23, 1940
2 speeches — CONTRABAND CONTROL (NAVICERTS). Commons July 30, 1940
9 speeches — SPAIN (OIL IMPORTS). Commons July 30, 1940
AMERICAN SURPLUS PRODUCTS. Commons July 30, 1940
2 speeches — CONTRABAND CONTROL (SYRIA). Commons August 6, 1940
2 speeches — SURPLUS COMMODITIES, NON-EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. Commons August 6, 1940
JAPAN (WAR MATERIALS). Written Answers August 6, 1940
12 speeches — GERMANY AND OCCUPIED TERRITORIES (FOOD SUPPLIES). Commons August 20, 1940
COFFEE EXPORTS, GERMANY. Commons August 20, 1940
3 speeches — MOVEMENT OF GOODS, FRANCE. Commons August 20, 1940
3 speeches — FRENCH PICTURES, BERMUDA. Commons October 15, 1940
4 speeches — SURPLUS WORLD RAW MATERIALS. Commons October 22, 1940
MR. FRANCIS RODD. Commons November 12, 1940
5 speeches — GERMAN WAR EFFORT. Commons November 12, 1940
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This is his statement on 30.07.1940 on NAVICERTS
German occupation of the West European coastline from the North Cape to the Pyrenees has greatly changed the conditions of the economic war. The German Armies have succeeded in overrunning large parts of Western Europe, but the overseas imports which they require are still barred from the seas commanded by the Royal Navy. Many fewer ships are now engaged on legitimate neutral trade between Europe and the Americas. Moreover, we must now control, not only shipping approaching the Mediterranean or the North Sea, but all shipping crossing the Atlantic. To apply this control in the old way would mean diverting many ships far out of their course to contraband bases in British waters, either in this island or in West Africa. To avoid imposing such grave inconveniences upon shippers, shipowners and crews, His Majesty's Government have decided to extend the navicert system to all seaborne goods consigned to any European port, as well as to certain Atlantic islands and to certain neutral ports in North Africa. In future ships sailing from a neutral port to any such destination must obtain navicerts for all items of cargo, and in addition a ship navicert at the last port of loading. Any consignment not navicerted and any ship without a ship navicert, will henceforth be liable to seizure by our patrols. The same rules will apply to outgoing trade. Ships sailing from European ports, or from certain Atlantic islands, or from certain neutral ports in North Africa must have certificates of non-enemy origin for all items of their cargoes, and any ship whose cargo is not fully certificated will be liable to be seized together with all uncertificated items of the cargo. An Order-in-Council giving effect to these changes will be issued forthwith.
It has been suggested in some quarters that we intend to extend the blockade to certain neutral countries. This is not so. Where supplies can reach such neutrals without the risk of falling into the hands of the enemy we shall grant navicerts on such a scale as to allow imports adequate for domestic consumption, but not for reexport to other countries. Moreover, it will be the policy of His Majesty's Government not merely to allow such adequate supplies to pass through our controls, but to assist neutral countries to obtain them. These measures will greatly benefit those engaged in honest neutral trade. Delays in such trade, due to the exercise of our controls, will be much reduced. At the same time, a heavy blow will be struck at those who seek to elude our controls and to carry supplies either to or from the enemy. Our friends will be further encouraged, and our enemies discomforted, by some ingenious provisions which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Shipping will, I understand, immediately announce.
Finally, I would recall that on 2nd July I informed the House that contraband control had been extended to French territory under enemy control and that no goods were being allowed to reach the enemy through unoccupied France. After a most careful review of all the circumstances, His Majesty's Government have now decided, with regret, that in present conditions they must treat all metropolitan France, as well as Algeria, Tunisia and French Morocco, in the same manner, for the purposes of contraband and enemy export control, as enemy-controlled territory. Goods destined for these territories are, therefore, liable to be seized as contraband and goods originating in, or owned by persons in, such territories, are liable to be placed in prize. These steps, which I have now announced, are designed to smooth the path of genuine neutral trade, while increasing the strength of our blockade and avoiding all unnecessary calls upon the Royal Navy. "