HC Deb 03 April 1947 vol 435 cc2209-10
45. Mr. Driberg

asked the Prime Minister if, in considering the import of coal, he will examine the possibility of obtaining some from Poland, whose coal exports in 1946 were nearly twice as much as those of Great Britain; and if, in this and in other connections, he will give an assurance that no ideological differences will be allowed to obstruct the development of trade between Great Britain and Poland.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

The matter is being discussed with the Polish Trade Delegation now in this country, with special reference to obtaining a share of any increase in the Polish coal export surplus for shipment to bunker depots overseas, which have hitherto been supplied from the United Kingdom.

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