HC Deb 06 July 1954 vol 529 cc148-9W
70. Mr. Dudley Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consult with Commonwealth countries before he agrees to any extension of purchases by the United Kingdom under the Mutual Security Act.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Proposals for foreign aid in 1954–55 are still before the U.S. Congress. It is, therefore, premature to consider what action on the part of H.M. Government might be necessary if further aid in the form of surplus agricultural commodities were offered to the United Kingdom.