HC Deb 19 December 1963 vol 686 c253W
72. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what official discussions he has recently had regarding the introduction of racial discrimination into normal trade and commerce in Great Britain; and to what extent these discussions included the question of political discrimination.

Mr. du Cann

It has been made clear to the Ambassadors of certain countries concerned that Her Majesty's Government strongly resent any attempt to exert pressure on British companies for political reasons. I have had no evidence in this connection of pressure for racial reasons.