HC Deb 13 April 1937 vol 322 c777
39. Mr. McGhee

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Iceland prohibits the admission of certain classes of exports from this country, while at the same time permitting their admission from other countries; and what action he proposes to take to ensure that British exports shall be placed on an equal footing with those of other countries?

Mr. Runciman

Yes, Sir. The restrictions on imports from the United Kingdom into Iceland have been discussed with the Government of Iceland, who explained that the necessity of disposing of Icelandic products in certain other countries made it impossible to relax the restrictions. The balance of trade remains in favour of the United Kingdom.