§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the economic problems confronting Czechoslovakia, the desire of that country to purchase British plant and equipment and their shortage of sterling for this purpose, he will initiate discussions with Czechoslovakia for the purpose of granting a sterling loan or long-term favourable credits to enable them to purchase British exports.
§ Mr. Taverne
The full range of normal E.C.G.D. export credit facilities is already available for exports to this market. These facilities include provision for longer term credit in appropriate cases for purchases of plant and equipment. We will continue to keep the Czechoslovak authorities fully informed about the wide scope of these facilities.