HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 cc1723-4
12. Mr. Crouch

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of cotton goods imported from Hungary during the last twelve months.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Forty-one thousand pounds.

Mr. Crouch

Can my right hon. Friend say whether these goods are taken in exchange for goods which we sell to Hungary, or whether they are brought in to compete with Manchester cotton goods?

Mr. Thorneycroft

Sales both ways of less essential goods are carried out by the two countries under the trade agreement.