§ 43. Mr. EMMOTT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that as a result of restrictions by Switzerland on German imports into that country the German Government has relaxed, in favour of Switzerland, the German foreign exchange control; and will he consider the application of this method in suitable directions to enable British subjects to receive payment from foreign countries?
§ Mr. JOHN COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
I have not yet received particulars of any arrangement of the kind suggested in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement which I made yesterday in reply to the hon. Members for Bradford, North (Mr. Ramsden) and the Platting Division of Manchester (Mr. Chorlton).
§ Sir A. M. SAMUEL
Would the hon. Gentleman ask His Majesty's Minister at Berne to obtain particulars of this important statement as an actual fact?
§ Mr. COLVILLE
We are obtaining particulars, but so far as I have knowledge up to the present the statement does not cover the wide range suggested by the hon. Member who asked the question.