§ 9. Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any settlement has yet been reached of the dispute with Portugal regarding the alleged unfairness of Customs charges on her wines as contrasted with the charges on French and Spanish wines when imported into this country; and, if not, will he urge some settlement, in view of the fact that British motor cars are being penalised on their export to Portugal?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Acland)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The negotiations with Portugal are continuing, and His Majesty's Government are making every effort to bring them to a successful conclusion.