HC Deb 14 May 1959 vol 605 cc160-1W
42. Mr. Reader Harris

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, to whom, in common with other Sino-Soviet countries, the export from Great Britain of electronic instruments operating at frequencies exceeding 300 megacycles per second is banned by the Common Embargo List, issued by his Department on 15th August, 1958, is now an exporter of such instruments; and whether he will amend the Common Embargo List so that British manufacturers may compete with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the marketing of such instruments in the remaining countries of the Sino-Soviet bloc.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

I will certainly consider whether there are grounds for advocating an amendment to the item on the embargo list to which the Question refers.