HC Deb 21 February 1963 vol 672 c82W
49. Sir C. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the fact that Great Britain now buys less than 20 per cent. of Australian exports as compared with 40 per cent. a few years ago, and British exports to Australia have also declined, if he will consult the Australian Government on methods of restoring this trade; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Erroll

We are in constant touch with the Australian Government on trade matters and we expect to discuss with them in the course of this year the revision of the 1957 Trade Agreement, negotiations about which were due to take place in 1961 but were postponed.

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