HC Deb 31 March 1927 vol 204 cc1436-7
105. Mr. BENNETT

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement as to the present position of the negotiations between Great Britain and Spain affecting the new Spanish tariff, more especially in the direction of the most-favoured-nation clauses?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

I have been asked to reply. The negotiations for the conclusion of a convention revising the Anglo-Spanish Commercial Treaty of 1922 have reached an advanced stage, but I am not yet in a position to make any detailed statement.


Will the right hon. Gentleman give consideration to the question of the export of dried fish from this country, representations concerning which have already been made to the Overseas Trade Department?


I am quite sure that in the course of the negotiations all those points were considered.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what length of time those negotiations cover?


They will extend over such period as is necessary for us to arrive at the conclusion of the negotiations.