HC Deb 06 August 1940 vol 364 c6
9. Mr. Gallacher

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese Agreement which permits the export of particular goods through Portugal to Spain includes oil?

The President of the Board of Trade (Sir Andrew Duncan)

No, Sir; mineral oils are not included in the Agreement.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Minister aware that the Press a week ago on Friday, in reporting the speech of the British Ambassador in Madrid, drew attention to the fact that oil, as well as other commodities, was included in this Agreement?

Sir A. Duncan

No, Sir, I did not see the speech. It probably meant vegetable oil.