HC Deb 15 March 1967 vol 743 c98W
71. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade what assistance he gave to the firm of Plessey and Company Limited to reach its five-year agreement with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; and to what extent he estimates that this will increase British trade with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Mr. Jay

The company consulted me about its proposals, which I was glad to be able to endorse. I welcome the initiative it showed in negotiating this agreement and I hope substantial business for it will follow. It is not, however, for me to estimate the amount of business which may result.