HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 c73W
74. Sir H. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an assurance that no agreements entered into at Torquay will be confirmed until they have been discussed in Parliament.

Mr. H. Wilson

I propose, in accordance with the procedure followed after the Geneva and Annecy Conferences, to lay before the House a report in the form of a White Paper on the outcome of the Torquay tariff negotiations as soon as possible after their conclusion, and also a further White Paper, as may be appropriate, setting out any document of importance or agreement deriving from the 5th Session of the Contracting Parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Any changes in the United Kingdom tariff can, of course, only be made by legislation or by orders which are subject to Parliamentary discussion.

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