HC Deb 21 July 1949 vol 467 c74W
60. Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now make a statement on the progress reached in the Trade Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe.

Mr. H. Wilson

The Second Session of the Trade Committee which met last May instructed the Executive Secretary to complete certain studies on methods of expanding trade between east and west Europe which had been remitted to him in February. Until these studies have been completed and have been considered by the Trade Committee it would not be appropriate to make any statement.