64 Miss WARD
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether he can make any statement relative to the trade agreements with Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the first year of which expired on 27th June and 6th July, respectively;
(2) whether he has any statement to make with regard to the trade agreement with Denmark, the first year of which expired on 19th June, 1934; and
(3) whether he can make any statement relative to the trade agreement with Germany, the first year of which expired on 7th May, 1934?
Mr. RUNCI MAN
The agreements with Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Germany have on the whole proved satisfactory, except that difficulties have recently been experienced in connection with the agreement with Ger- 625 many on account of the German shortage of foreign exchange. I hope that any recurrence of these difficulties will be obviated by the Anglo-German Payments Agreement of the 1st November. I am sure my hon. Friend will recognise that these agreements do not lend themselves to further discussion within the limits of an answer, but if she requires information on any specific points arising out of them I will do my best to obtain it for her.