HC Deb 23 April 1964 vol 693 cc196-7W
43. Mr. Oram

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what proposals are being put forward by the British delegation to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to ensure that after the end of the conference there is continuing consultation on the matters being- discussed there.

Mr. Heath

Her Majesty's Government consider that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade will continue to be the most effective instrument for dealing with international trade problems. They recognise, however, that new arrangements may be needed for consultation on some of the matters under discussion at the conference. The United Kingdom Delegation has stated that we would favour the setting up of a Standing Committee in the United Nations for this purpose.