§ 18. Mr. MANDER
asked the President of the Board of Trade the names of the countries which have accepted definitely an invitation to negotiate individually for tariff reductions; what progress has been made; and when the next meetings of the negotiators are to take place?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
Seven countries, namely, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland indicated their willingness to consider proposals for tariff reductions with a view to the possible opening of negotiations, 968 and proposals on behalf of His Majesty's Government have been put forward accordingly. Detailed negotiations have not yet been started.
§ Mr. MANDER
In connection with those negotiations, will the right hon. Gentleman endeavour to commit this country for as long a period as possible to a policy of Free Trade?