§ 58. Mr. Shinwell
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he can now make a statement on the progress made in the trade negotiations between his Department and representatives of foreign countries?
§ Mr. R. S. Hudson (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
I would refer the hon. Member to the very full answer I gave yesterday to the hon. Member for North Newcastle (Sir N. Grattan-Doyle), and the hon. Member for West Newcastle (Sir J. Leach), and to the supplementary question asked by the hon. Member himself.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Cannot we have information on the success or non-success of these negotiations, and cannot the right hon. Gentleman make a fuller statement in the form of a White Paper so that we can judge whether these negotiations are worth while?
§ Mr. Hudson
I said yesterday that I thought the time had not come for a White Paper. Negotiations have yet to take place.