HC Deb 09 November 1953 vol 520 cc16-7W
67. Sir W. Fletcher

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the effect throughout the Far East, and particularly in Malaya, of the fall in the price of rubber, he will now consider lifting the embargo upon the sale of rubber to China, and put it on the same basis as the sale of rubber to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Mr. Amory

The embargo could not be lifted without breach of our obligations under the United Nations Resolution of May, 1951. As the House has already been informed, it is the view of Her Majesty's Government that the question of reconsidering the strategic embargo on exports to China, in concert with the other members of the United Nations, must depend on how events develop in the Far East.