§ 27. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken during the last four months to extend and develop trade relations between Great Britain and Russia, with particular regard to trade between Scotland and Russia.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
The strategic controls on exports to Russia were lifted from a wide range of items in August. Whether this brings us more trade depends in the first place on how interested the Russians are to buy here. For our part, we are always eager to encourage our traders, in Scotland as well as other parts of the United Kingdom, to explore new openings for sales in the Soviet market.