HC Deb 17 June 1963 vol 679 cc24-5
34. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Lord Privy Seal if, in view of the need for improving relations and increasing trade with Cuba, he will consider extending an invitation to President Castro to visit Great Britain.

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Edward Heath)

No, Sir.

Mr. Hughes

Can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that he is not prejudiced against Cuba and President Castro, because they are doing exactly what George Washington did 200 years ago, fighting and struggling for their national independence?

Mr. Heath

Last year we bought twice as much from the Cubans as they bought from us. I do not think, therefore, the hon. Gentleman can say that there is any prejudice There is, however, plenty of opportunity for Cuba to buy more from us and still balance her trade.

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