§ 42. Mr. Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to what extent a common policy was agreed upon as a result of the meeting of Commonwealth Ministers and economic representatives held in London.
§ Mr. Sandys
After its meeting in London on 19th and 20th March the Commonwealth Economic Consultative Committee issued a joint statement, the text of which is as follows:
COMMONWEALTH ECONOMIC CONSULTATIVE
19TH–20TH MARCH. 1964
The Commonwealth Economic Consultative Council met in London on 19th and 20th March. It was attended by representatives of Commonwealth countries attending the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development due to open on 23rd March. They had a frank and valuable exchange of views on the questions of international trade and especially the trade and development problems of the developing countries which are to be discussed in the Conference. The discussions highlighted the importance which all Commonwealth governments attach to the Conference and their determination to do all in their power to contribute to its success.
20th March, 1964.