HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 c1432W
Mr. Salt

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, following the recent adoption of pooling the resources of France and Great Britain for the purpose of strengthening our efforts to defeat Germany, he will consider the question of the removal of tariff barriers between France and ourselves for the duration of the war, with the purpose of still further strengthening the friendship which unites our two countries?

Mr. Stanley

As I stated on 21st November in reply to questions by the hon. Members for the Isle of Ely (Mr. de Rothschild) and the Forest of Dean (Mr. Price), the question of the trade relations between France and this country is receiving consideration with a view to solving any difficulties in a spirit of mutual comprehension. I can assure my hon. Friend that all factors affecting trade between the two countries will be borne in mind.