§ MR. THORBURN (Peebles and Selkirk)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give any information as to the prospects of a Commercial Treaty being arranged between this country and Spain?
MR. GEORGE RUSSELL
My hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. Official negotiations have not yet been commenced, but we understand that the Spanish Government ill be prepared to take up commercial negotiations when the Cortes meet in April. In the meanwhile, British trade enjoys most favoured nation treatment in Spain.