HC Deb 19 July 1960 vol 627 cc19-20W
5. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the subjects discussed, and conclusions reached, during his talks on and about 15th June, and following days, with representatives of the Governments of Egypt who have come to Great Britain for trade talks with his Department; and if he will inform the representatives of the facilities for export to Egypt available in Aberdeen.

Mr. Maudling

The hon. and learned Member doubtless refers to a party of United Arab Republic businessmen who visited this country recently at the invitation of the Board of Trade. The main purpose of the visit was to renew contacts with our businessmen and to explore with them ways of increasing trade between the two countries. I understand that there was general agreement that the foundations were laid for what we hope will be a substantial increase in trade.