§ 1. Sir L. Plummer
asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he is taking to ensure that Great Britain's relative share of East-West trade will not diminish during the present Common Market negotiations.
§ Mr. Green
In our annual negotiations with eastern area countries it is our aim to secure opportunities for a steady expansion of trade. In addition, the Board of Trade, and commercial officers abroad, as always, help British exporters to take advantage of these opportunities.
As to the state of the Common Market negotiations, I have nothing to add to the statements made by my right hon. Friends during the course of the debate last week.
§ 55. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will invite Russia and Western European nations to send delegates to a European Conference in London or elsewhere to devise practical means for increasing between them trade and industrial expansion.