HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 c80W
18. Mr. Lever

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are being taken to implement part B of the Anglo-Soviet Trading Agreement, Command Paper No. 7297, so as to secure, as soon as possible, a balanced trade on an expanding basis between the United Kingdom and the U.S.S.R.

Mr. H. Wilson

Both my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply and I have emphasised to industry the desirability of expanding trade with Soviet Russia. I am in touch with the Head of the Soviet Trade Delegation in London on matters arising out of the Agreement and doubtless we shall at the appropriate time discuss the procedure for the negotiations envisaged in part B of the Agreement.