HC Deb 22 March 1939 vol 345 cc1261-3
15. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Prime Minister whether he will instruct the official representatives of His Majesty's Government in Rumania to

Mr. R. Gibson

Do these particular agreements cover sugar molasses as well as sugar?

Mr. Cross

I think the hon. Gentleman had better refer to the text of the agreements.

Captain Evans

Will my hon. Friend be good enough to place copies of the agreements in the Library?

Mr. Cross

I think they are obtainable in the ordinary way—Command Paper 5383.

60. Captain A. Evans

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of the exports from Cuba to the United Kingdom, and from the United Kingdom to Cuba for the years 1928 to 1938 inclusive, with particular reference to those years during which the Anglo-Cuban Trade Agreement has been in operation?

Mr. Cross

The Commercial Agreement between the United Kingdom and Cuba came into operation as recently as September, 1938. As the desired particulars of United Kingdom trade with Cuba involve a number of figures, I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

consult with the Rumanian Government before the arrival of the British trade delegation, with a view to arranging that supplies of oil will be available over the next few years to this country as in previous years?

Mr. Butler

The Rumanian Government axe aware that His Majesty's Government wish exports of petroleum products from Rumania to this country to be maintained. This is one of the questions which will, it is hoped, be discussed between the British commercial mission and the Rumanian authorities.

Mr. MacMillan

Are any special steps being taken to protect this trade in order to guarantee in the present international situation military protection?

Mr. Butler

That raises a broader question, and I must refer the hon. Member to the Prime Minister's statement on the matter.

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