HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 c1322
3. Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what discussions took place with Commonwealth leaders on trade during the recent conference; and what were the results of these discussions.

Mr. Bottomley

I would refer the hon. Member to the Final Communiqué of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Meeting, and to what my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said in the House on 29th June.

Mr. Mackenzie

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, might I ask him whether or not he intends to refer the deliberations of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers to the Commonwealth Export Council, and whether it is hoped that the Ministers of Trade within the Commonwealth will meet soon to discuss matters of Commonwealth trade?

Mr. Bottomley

The Commonwealth Export Council is meeting to see how best we can increase Commonwealth trade. In connection with the Trade Ministers' Conference, it will be necessary, in the first place, for Commonwealth Officials to meet in order to decide the programme for the Ministers when their meeting takes place.

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