HC Deb 04 November 1959 vol 612 c59W
106. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent it is the policy of the Government to take further steps, pending a summit conference, to promote and enlarge British trade with, and exports to, Russia; and what steps the Government is now taking towards this end, in view of the fact that such steps would tend towards increasing employment in Great Britain.

Mr. Erroll

The Government are seeking by all practical means a steady increase of trade with the Soviet Union on the basis laid down in the Five Year Trade Agreement of May, 1959. Negotiations about quotas for consumer goods under Article 4 of that agreement have been successfully completed and negotiations about quotas for other goods have begun.