§ 8. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is now the intention of His Majesty's Government to exercise their right to terminate the present trade agreement between Great Britain and Soviet Russia at six months' notice?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Eden)
It would be premature for me to make any statement at present on a matter of this kind while the wider question of our trade balance is under consideration.
§ Mr. SMITHERS
Can my hon. Friend say whether it is the policy of His Majesty's Government to make the continuance of the trade agreement conditional on the settlement of debts and claims through committees and sub-committees?
§ Colonel GRETTON
Can my hon. Friend say whether an authentic copy of the trade agreement is to be obtained?