HC Deb 25 June 1953 vol 516 cc2075-6
11. Mr. Hurd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now give particulars of the British manufactures, to the value of £3 million, to be imported by Argentina this year as provided in the supplementary trade agreement.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

A statement on the classes of United Kingdom consumer goods on which agreement was reached with the Argentine Government on 22nd April was published in the Board of Trade Journal on 2nd May. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the goods which they have agreed to take. The values of the individual quotas were conveyed to the exporting interests concerned as soon as they became known.

Mr. Hurd

May we take it that the Argentine is now showing a greater willingness to stand by its bargain to take £3 million worth of non-essential imports, including textiles?

Mr. Thorneycroft

The £3 million worth does not include what I should regard as anything like an adequate quantity of textiles.

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