§ 54. Mr. Mander
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the present position with regard to the negotiation of a trade agreement and general settlement with Russia?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Butler)
I regret that I cannot report any progress with these matters so far; but I need hardly say that His Majesty's Government will always be ready, when a favourable occasion offers, to discuss questions of common concern with the Soviet Government, with the object of settling all outstanding questions in a manner which would be equally beneficial to both parties.