HC Deb 25 July 1934 vol 292 c1767
20. Mr. CROSS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that large quantities of British goods have been lying in Customs warehouses in Turkey for the last six to 12 months, and that facilities for clearing these goods have not been made available; and whether he will consider representing to the Turkish Government that if clearance of such goods is not immediately made possible His Majesty's Government will feel compelled to restrict imports of Turkish goods into this country?

Lieut.-Colonel J. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I am aware that considerable quantities of United Kingdom goods are held up in Turkish Customs houses. This question will be kept in mind in the commercial negotiations with the Turkish Government which are now being undertaken.


Can my hon. and gallant Friend say where these negotiations will take place?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

At Angora, and instructions have been sent to Angora in readiness for the opening of the negotiations.

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