HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c200W
113. Mr, J. Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the Agreement between His Majesty's Government, the Dutch Government and the French Government in regard to the allocation of natural rubber and publish the terms of this Agreement and the price at which the rubber is being supplied by each country.

Mr. Marquand

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the arrangements arrived at between the U.S.A. Government and the Governments of the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom for the supply of natural rubber from the Far East, and I am sending him a copy of the statement issued on 21st June last which covers the essential points of those arrangements. The agreed price from all sources was 23½ U.S. cents or is. 2d. per pound f.o.b. Far Eastern Ocean port for No. One X ribbed smoked sheet and other grades at agreed differentials.