HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 c1245W
Mr. G. Strauss

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, as a result of the recent conversations with the American Government, arrangements have been made to import into this country more tobacco and fruit?

Mr. Shakespeare

No, Sir. The question of maintenance of French and British purchases of agricultural products in the United States was raised by the United States authorities during the visit of an Anglo-French Mission to Washington, and His Majesty's Government will carefully consider their report on this subject when they return.