HC Deb 23 February 1937 vol 320 c1815
32. Sir P. Harris

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to make a statement as to the result of his visit to the United States of America; and whether there is any immediate prospect of a trade agreement being come to with that country?

Mr. Runciman

I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member and to the hon. Member for Dorset, East (Mr. Hall-Caine) on 9th February. I shall not fail to inform the House if the exploratory discussions now in progress reach a stage at which I can usefully make a further statement.

Sir P. Harris

Does the right hon. Gentleman think that he will be able to make a statement before Easter?

Mr. Runciman

I could not say.