HC Deb 16 December 1952 vol 509 cc145-6W
23. Major Beamish

asked the President of the Board of Trade to make a further statement on trade with Brazil. in the light of the barter agreement negotiated by the Raw Cotton Commission, and the possible effects of this on British exports to Brazil, both past and planned.

60. Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is yet in a position to indicate what steps it is proposed to take to ensure an early settlement of the £40 million sterling still owing to this country by Brazil in respect of British exports to that country, and also to ensure the maintenance and development of Anglo-Brazilian trade on a satisfactory basis.

Mr. Mackeson

I am not in a position to add anything to the answer which I gave on the 25th November to my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool. Walton (Mr. K. Thompson).