As I explained in the Debate on the Board of Trade Vote on 24th May, any discussion on trade matters between two such important commercial countries as the United Kingdom and the United States must raise complicated and difficult problems and the negotiations must necessarily be long. I am unable at present to give any indication when the negotiations are likely to be concluded.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Can the right hon. Gentleman indicate the principle on 1808 which these negotiations are based? Does he expect the United States to purchase more goods from the United Kingdom?
§ Mr. G. Strauss
In view of the long time that has already elapsed, can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that there is no serious friction?