HC Deb 16 June 1959 vol 607 c229
24. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the President of the Board of Trade why ordinary type telephone cable is on the embargo list for sale to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; and if he will now press for its removal so that British export orders may be secured.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Ordinary type telephone cable is not subject to embargo.

Mr. Allaun

How was it that the Minister recently told the House that the matter was under discussion by the Paris Committee and, indeed, that we were informed, and he did not deny it, that the British were in favour of the embargo and the French were against it?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

That inquiry did not relate to ordinary type telephone cable, which is what this Question is about.