HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c234W
99. Mr. Watkinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will expedite the negotiation of a trade agreement with Argentina as otherwise that country will have arranged to purchase the bulk of her imports from sources other than Great Britain.

Mr. H. Wilson

A five-year Trade and Payments Agreement was concluded with Argentina on 27th June, 1949. What we have been discussing so far as exports of United Kingdom goods are concerned has been the implementation of the undertakings then given. I fear that I am unable to suggest when a satisfactory understanding will be reached.