§ 44. Captain W. Elliot
asked the President of the Board of Trade what percent- 746 age increase took place in Great Britain's exports to European Free Trade Association countries in the first, second and third quarters of 1965 compared with the comparable periods in 1964.
§ Captain Elliot
Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied with this rate of progress in an area in which we have such overwhelming advantages? Has he any plans to deal with the matter?
§ Mr. Mason
I think that the hon. and gallant Gentleman has a Question on the Order Paper regarding plans. There has been an increase in exports to E.F.T.A. countries this year of a wide range of goods including metals, chemicals, textiles, non-electrical machinery and motor vehicles. I think that this is a success story which ought to be applauded.
§ 45. Captain W. Elliot
asked the President of the Board of Trade what further action he is taking to increase British trade with the European Free Trade Association countries following his discussions at Copenhagen with representatives of member states.
§ Captain Elliot
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the Government have any intention of postponing the removal of the tariffs for this area?
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
Is the hon. Member aware that during the visit of a Parliamentary delegation to Sweden during the summer it was reported to some hon. Members that the extentive advertising campaigns in Sweden by the British car 747 industry have had to be cancelled because of the non-availability of car deliveries to that important market?
§ Mr. Barber
Has the hon. Member's Department had any reports of the adverse effects of the import charge on exports to the E.F.T.A. countries?