HC Deb 22 October 1945 vol 414 cc1671-2
84. Major Symonds

asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the figures of exports from this country to the U.S.S.R. in 1938; what they are now; and what steps are being taken to stimulate trade between this country and the U.S.S.R.

Sir S. Cripps

Total exports to the U.S.S.R. (including re-exports) were valued at £17,000,000 in 1938. The annual rate for this year so far is about £34,000,000. I am most anxious to stimulate trade between ourselves and the U.S.S.R. and am prepared to discuss the future basis of trade between the two countries as soon as the authorities of the Soviet Union are ready.

Mr. Charles Williams

When will that be?

Sir S. Cripps

I could not say.