§ 2. Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any reply has been received to the protests addressed by His Majesty's Government to the Soviet Government regarding the Soviet-Hungarian and Soviet-Roumanian trade agreements.
§ Mr. Bevin
Yes, Sir. A reply was received this morning stating that the Soviet Government do not consider that legitimate British interests are affected by these agreements which have as their aim to promote the development of economic relations between the Soviet Union and countries geographically near her. I have not yet had time to consider this reply.