HC Deb 24 March 1955 vol 538 cc195-6W
Mr. Robens

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made in connection with the Czechoslovakian Trade Agreement; and when he expects this agreement to be signed.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No progress has been made since last June, when trade talks were suspended because of the attitude adopted by the Czechoslovak Government concerning their debt commitments. Since then there have been exchanges of view about the repayment of debt. Resumption of the trade talks must depend on the successful outcome of these consultations.