HC Deb 13 March 1968 vol 760 cc301-2W
92. Sir R. Russell

asked the President of the Board of Trade what instructions were given to the United Kingdom representative in Committee II of the United Nations Commission for Trade and Development Conference in New Delhi regarding the changed policy of Ceylon and Nigeria to the proposal to generalise preferences in favour of developing countries.

Mr. Crosland

Her Majesty's Government's policy remains to work for international agreement on a general system of preferences, an objective which, according to the information at my disposal, is shared by developing countries as a whole, including those of the Commonwealth.