HC Deb 11 December 1956 vol 562 cc201-2
13. Mr. Sorensen

asked the President of the Board of Trade what trade pacts or agreements existed between this country and Egypt and Middle-East Arab countries, respectively; to what extent these have been abrogated or renounced; and to what extent, in volume and value, our export trade to that area and our import trade, particularly in raw materials, has been affected.

Mr. P. Thomeycroft

The only trade agreement between Her Majesty's Government and the countries to which the hon. Member refers is the Anglo-Egyptian understanding of 1930 on most-favoured-nation treatment, which has not been abrogated or renounced. The rest of the Question does not, therefore, arise.