HC Deb 20 July 1959 vol 609 cc86-7W
88. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the recent trade agreement with Great Britain and Denmark, if he is yet in a position to state the effect of the agreement on the traditional trade relations between Great Britain and the Irish Republic.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

No. 1 see no reason why our close and traditional trade relations with the Irish Republic should be changed, but it is too soon to foresee how far trade between this country and the Irish Republic will be affected if the Agreement with the Stockholm Group comes into force. It is certainly our wish that these relations should be maintained and strengthened and both sides declared this as their objective in our recent talks.