HC Deb 21 May 1957 vol 570 c1034
52. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further consideration has been given to anomalies in the embargo of British exports to Far Eastern countries; and what progress has been made in respect of agreement with the United States Government for the reduction of the existing embargo.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. David Ormsby-Gore)

I have at this stage nothing to add to the reply given yesterday by my right hon. and gallant Friend the Minister of State to the hon. Members for West Ham, North (Mr. Lewis) and Govan (Mr. Rankin).

Mr. Sorensen

Could not the Minister of State at least indicate when he will be in a position to reply to a question of this kind?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

My right hon. and gallant Friend said yesterday that the China Committee was meeting again this week and that the Government, in the light of that, would come to a decision.