asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he proposes to take to support the British Trade Fair which is to be held in Lisbon from 29th May to 14th June with the particular object of increasing British exports to Portugal; and what steps he proposes to take in this connection to provide better facilities for importing Portuguese produce into Great Britain and in particular port wine.
§ Sir D. Eccles
As the Fair does not take place until 1959, plans are still in a preliminary stage, but I can assure my hon. Friend that the full support of my Department will be available to the organisers and exhibitors. There are no quantitative restrictions on the import into the United Kingdom of any of the principal Portuguese products, including port wine.