HC Deb 19 April 1955 vol 540 cc1-2
1. Mr. Oliver

asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received from British firms concerning the cancellation of, or variations in, contracts placed in this country as a result of the discussions between these firms and the Soviet Trade Delegation.

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Peter Thorneycroft)

I would refer the hon. and learned Gentleman to the answer which I gave the right hon. Member for Belper (Mr. G. Brown) on 7th April.

Mr. Oliver

As I do not know what that answer was, would the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to read it out?

Mr. Thorneycroft

It was simply that I had been notified of these matters but asked to take no action on them.