HC Deb 12 December 1977 vol 941 cc4-5
3. Mr. Canavan

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the latest estimate of movement in the amount of trade between the United Kingdom and Uganda.

The Secretary of State for Trade (Mr. Edmund Dell)

United Kingdom exports to Uganda in the first 10 months of 1977 were £17.2 million fob and imports in the same period £29.9 million cif. Exports in the corresponding period of 1976 were £8.4 million and imports £29.1 million.

Mr. Canavan

As it is now six months since the Foreign Secretary promised to do everything possible to stop the shuttle service from Stansted to Uganda, why is it still running four times a week? Will the Government take immediate steps to stop this immoral traffic of expensive luxury goods which the dictator Amin is using to buy the loyalty of his murderous henchmen?

Mr. Dell

That matter is still under consideration. As my hon. Friend will know, we have certain responsibilities and commitments under the Chicago Convention.