HC Deb 17 July 1956 vol 556 cc1023-4
25. Mr. Gurden

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the figures of the current reciprocal agreement between France and the United Kingdom relating to the exports and imports of motor cars; and what dependent territories are covered by the agreement.

The Minister of State, Board of Trade (Mr. A. R. W. Low)

It is not our normal practice to reveal publicly details of the quotas agreed upon in bilateral trade negotiations; interested United Kingdom exporters are of course kept fully informed of the export opportunities secured in such negotiations. An increase in the quota for United Kingdom motor cars imported into France and the territories of the French Union, and for French cars imported into the United Kingdom, was negotiated at the beginning of this year. Imports of United Kingdom cars into Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and the French dependent territories were included in the arrangements then made.