HC Deb 13 February 1964 vol 689 c105W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development if he will state the intentions and policy of Her Majesty's Government regarding the United Nations World Conference on Trade and Development to be held at Geneva in March, 1964; who will represent Her Majesty's Government; what other organisations have been invited; and if Her Majesty's Government will take all possible steps at the conference to reach a successful agreement designed to increase world trade and the British percentage of world trade.

Mr. Heath

Her Majesty's Government will do their best to ensure that the Conference agrees on measures of benefit to developing countries and resulting in the expansion of world trade in which Britain would take a full share. I shall lead the United Kingdom Delegation at Ministerial level. At official level the leader will be Sir Patrick Reilly, until recently Deputy Under-Secretary of State in the Foreign Office. The United Nations specialised agencies and certain inter-governmental organisations will be invited to send observers to the Conference.