HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 c102W
73. Mr. Platt-Mills

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the recent abortive negotiations for a trade agreement with the U.S.S.R. any request was made by the Soviet representatives for payment either in whole or in part, by way of dollars or gold; or what was the proposed basis of payment.

Mr. H. Wilson

Our trade negotiations with the U.S.S.R. last summer were conducted on the basis of payment in sterling which was at that time fully expendable