HC Deb 17 December 1963 vol 686 cc186-7W
62. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations have been made to the Governments of Jordan and Syria following their official blacklisting of 49 British companies.

Mr. P. Thomas

Her Majesty's Ambassadors at capitals concerned are authorised to express Her Majesty's Government's views on the boycott, and in particular our disapproval of restrictions on British firms' freedom to trade; but I do not think it would be helpful to enter into detail of the action taken in specific cases.