HC Deb 19 February 1957 vol 565 c37W
52. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the trade talks in Madrid in December.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The trade talks were concerned mainly with the working of the arrangements made for 1956 and with the fixing of quotas to apply to imports into Spain from the United Kingdom in 1957. Arrangements generally similar to those operating in 1956 were made for 1957.

As regards the individual quotas for imports into Spain in 1956, the Spanish authorities gave assurances that their commitments would be fulfilled by the end of the year. Full details of the licences issued under each quota have not yet been supplied to us but Her Majesty's Embassy at Madrid are pressing for them.