HC Deb 18 May 1965 vol 712 cc198-9W
48. Mr. Bence

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to expand inter-Commonwealth trade.

Mr. Redhead

The Government have set up a Commonwealth Exports Council with six area committees which are already engaged in energetically stimulating British exports to the Commonwealth. Development of trade between other Commonwealth countries is mainly a matter for their own Governments, but it will benefit from the growth of world trade generally which Her Majesty's Government, through their participation in the Kennedy Round and their commercial policy generally, are endeavouring to promote.