HC Deb 22 February 1934 vol 286 c488
53. Mr. REMER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to make a statement as to the progress of the negotiations between the Japanese and British textile interests?


No, Sir; I should like to take this opportunity of pointing out to my hon. Friend and to the House that it will not be possible to add to the statements made to the Press by the British delegation until those in charge of the negotiations consider that, in the interests of the industries concerned, the time has arrived at which a more detailed report may properly be made.


Can anything be done to stop the disquieting statements which are being made that the negotiations at this early stage have practically broken down?


I have complete confidence in the British delegation, and I am sure that if there is anything to communicate to the public they will publish it.