§ 48. Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many times the Co-ordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group has met since 19th May; and, approximately, how many classes of exports it is hoped to remove from the embargo list as a result of these deliberations.
The Co-ordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative 823 Group has met thirty times since 19th May. I have nothing to add to the Answer I gave to the hon. and learned Member for Ipswich (Mr. Foot) on 8th July.
I think I would rather refer the hon. Gentleman to the Answer which I gave last week.
§ Mr. Swingler
May we have an assurance that there will be a statement before the Summer Recess on the results of what are now over 100 meetings of the Committee to consider relaxing these controls?
If a definite statement can be made before the House rises we shall, of course, wish to do so, but I cannot guarantee that it will in fact be possible, because I am sure the hon. Gentleman realises that it is not a matter for us alone.