HC Deb 29 March 1934 vol 287 c2143W
Lieut.-Colonel TODD

asked the President of the Board of Trade if any representative body of agricultural opinion was consulted on the provision in Article (2) of the Russian Trade Agreement requiring three months' notice before action can be taken to stop dumping; and whether they concurred in this provision?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

The arrangement set out in Article 2 of the Anglo-Soviet Agreement was only reached after prolonged negotiations, during the course of which the representations received from various home interests were taken into account and the interest of home agriculture was carefully borne in mind. My hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that it is not possible in these trade negotiations to secure the prior concurrence of all interests in the exact terms of the agreements for which His Majesty's Government must take responsibility themselves.