HC Deb 11 July 1939 vol 349 c2042
33. Sir J. Leech

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has notified suitable British firms of the national advantage which would accrue to us by an increase in the importation of fruit products, minerals and raw materials from Bulgaria; and whether he will invite the London Chamber of Commerce to call a meeting of its members for the purpose of stimulating interest in the importation into Britain of raw products from Bulgaria?

Mr. Stanley

His Majesty's Government are now discussing with the Bulgarian Government arrangements which it is hoped will produce some increase in our imports from Bulgaria and generally promote trade between the two countries. If and when these arrangements are concluded, it will be for Bulgarian exporters to take advantage of the unproved opportunities, and I think it may well be left to their initiative.

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