HC Deb 21 July 1959 vol 609 cc1068-9
57. Mr. Snow

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that if the Danes are relieved of paying 10 per cent. duty on bacon exports to this country, the only countries which export bacon to this country on a substantial scale which will still have to pay duty will be Poland and Holland; and, in view of the increasing strain on trading relations between this country and Holland, having regard to the quota restriction on Dutch bulbs and the restrictions placed on K.L.M. operations in the Far East, whether he will arrange early discussions with the Dutch with a view to discussing remedial action.

The Minister of State, Board of Trade (Mr. J. K. Vaughan-Morgan)

The next talks on trade quotas with representatives of the Benelux countries will be held in December. I would remind the hon. Member that the whole of the Dutch tariff will be removed from imports from Holland's partners in the Common Market while being maintained against imports from this country.