HC Deb 28 July 1959 vol 610 c41W
68. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, having regard to the surplus stocks of 30 million tons of British coal, what conversations took place in Stockholm about re-opening on a large scale markets for British coal among the Outer Seven countries, notably in Scandinavia.

Mr. Maudling

None. These conversations were about general arrangements for the removal of trade barriers among the Seven, not about individual industrial products. British coal exports to the Seven will share in the advantages of these arrangements though they are already free in almost every case from tariffs or quotas.