§ Mr. Marlowe
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the anxiety of British commercial concerns in Guatemala arising from the unfavourable balance of trade between that country and Great Britain; what representations he has made to the Treasury to make dollars available for such trade; and whether he will make a statement on the future prospects of trade between the two countries.
Mr. H. Wilson
I am aware that there is some anxiety on this account. The question of making more dollars available has been under review, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement. I must, however, remind the hon. and learned Member that, as my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer stated on 14th November, in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Lichfield and Tamworth (Mr. Snow), strict economy in dollar expenditure is still necessary.