HC Deb 05 July 1938 vol 338 c173
33. Mr. Lewis Jones

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is able to make a report on the Anglo-French coal negotiations?

Captain Crookshank

Discussions between officials of my Department, accompanied by representatives of the Central Council of Colliery Owners and the British Coal Exporters' Federation, and officials of the interested French Government Departments, assisted by representatives of the French coal trade interests, took place in Paris on 27th, 28th and 29th June. After a full examination of the problem of the United Kingdom coal trade with France and a frank exchange of views, the discussions were adjourned in order to enable the two Governments to study the suggestions which had been put forward. The discussions will be resumed very shortly.