§ 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.