HC Deb 21 June 1938 vol 337 c874
33. Captain Ramsay

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether when negotiating a new trade agreement between this country and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics he will stipulate for an aggregate amount of goods which Russia must purchase annually from this country on the lines of the Russo-American Trade Agreement?

Mr. Stanley

I am not at present able to add to the statement which I made in the Debate on the Board of Trade Vote on 15th June on the subject of trade between this country and the Soviet Union.

Mr. Petherick

Will my right hon. Friend remember, when conducting trade negotiations with the Russian Government, the immensely favourable balance of trade Russia has with this country, which puts us in a very strong position?