HC Deb 07 April 1959 vol 603 c12
22. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the President of the Board of Trade what trading arrangements are in operation between the United Kingdom and China; and whether he is satisfied that no goods or materials are being exported to China which may be used in the military activity against Tibet.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

I am not sure what kind of trading arrangements the hon. Member has in mind. There is, of course, an embargo on the export of strategic goods to China, and I have no reason to believe that Chinese military activity in Tibet has been materially assisted by exports from this country.

Mr. Jeger

Will the Minister assure the House that, in spite of the clamour from certain quarters for East-West trade, the embargo on military goods will continue?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Yes, indeed, Sir.