§ 45. Mr. Tilney
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the recently initialled agreement granting mutual preferences between the 98W European Economic Community and Nigeria; what effect this is likely to have on British exports; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redhead
I am aware that agreement has been reached in principle between the Common Market Commission and the Nigerian Government. Any agreement would have to be ratified by the member Governments of E.E.C. I am unable to estimate the effects of the proposed agreement on British exports. Her Majesty's Government have made their views clear to the Nigerian Government.