HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 c1148
40. Mr. Teeling

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any statement to make concerning the Anglo-Argentine trade negotiations.

Mr. H. Strauss

Not yet, Sir.

Mr. Teeling

Could my hon. Friend give any idea of when we are likely to know?

Mr. Strauss

No. I cannot give any indication, but I think that progress is, possibly, not very likely until the Argentine Presidential inauguration is over.

Mr. Gaitskell

Would the hon. and learned Gentleman give some indication of what is holding up the progress of the negotiations?

Mr. Strauss

The right hon. Gentleman himself has had great experience of these negotiations. They have started, and they are being conducted by Her Majesty's Ambassador there, but I do not think we can expect very rapid progress until after the inauguration to which I referred.