§ Mr. J. Rodgers
I would refer the hon. Member to the Report on the Commonwealth Trade and Economic Conference at Montreal, which was presented to Parliament as Cmnd. Paper No. 539 in October last.
§ Mr. Holt
Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that the President of the Board of Trade, answering a Question put to him by the hon. Member for Preston, South (Mr. Green) on 25th November in relation to the recent New Zealand-United Kingdom agreement, said that the reduction in preferences would enable New Zealand to reduce her domestic costs? Do I understand that it is now accepted by the Government that imperial preferences increase domestic costs, even United Kingdom domestic costs?
§ Mr. Rodgers
Later today there will be a debate on Commonwealth trade, and it would be more appropriate to follow that up in debate rather than at Question Time.