HC Deb 22 March 1934 vol 287 c1380

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the serious plight of British trade in Bulgaria; and whether, in order to safeguard such British trade as does exist, he will consider entering into trade negotiations with Bulgaria for some increase of Bulgarian products to this country, which are non-competitive, in return for greater facilities than exist at present for British imports into that country?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

I am aware of the decline in United Kingdom exports to Bulgaria during 1933 and suggestions made by the British Chamber of Commerce of Bulgaria similar to those mentioned by my hon. Friend are receiving consideration.


Will my right hon. Friend consider the possibility of entering into a convention by which Great Britain would undertake to accept a definite quota of Bulgarian produce each year on a strictly reciprocal basis?


We are prepared to examine any proposals which are made to us to foster trade between Bulgaria and ourselves.

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