asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has received official notification of the French Government's decision to reduce the quota of imported British coal; and whether such reduction, if it takes place, is regarded as in accordance with the terms of the trade agreement recently made between the two countries?
§ 27. Mr. DAGGAR
asked the Secretary for Mines whether the arrangements for the exchange of coal from South Wales with pit-wood from France is outside the terms of the trade agreement recently made between Great Britain and France; and whether such an arrangement would be affected in the event of the French Government deciding to reduce the quota of British coal exported to France?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
No, Sir. The Pit-wood Agreement constitutes the Protocol to the Anglo-French Trade Agreement of 27th June, 1934, to which, under Article 7, it is subject. The reply to the second part of the question is also "No."