HC Deb 28 July 1949 vol 467 cc2646-7
40. Mr. Teeling

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the present position with regard to the negotiations for trade agreements with Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.

Mr. H. Wilson

Negotiations are in progress with these three countries but I am not in a position to make any statement at this stage.

Mr. Teeling

Is there any likelihood of a decision being reached between now and the date when the House meets again?

Mr. Wilson

I think it would be very unwise to attempt to speculate in that way when negotiations are still proceeding.

Mr. F. Noel-Baker

Can my right hon. Friend say whether the granting of tourists' allowances of currency to visit Yugoslavia is one of the things which might result from the successful conclusion of a trade agreement with that country?

Mr. Wilson

I do not think that is one of the issues on which agreement has not yet been reached.