§ 58. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimates are available of the loss in British exports in 1967 and 1968 to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and other Communist countries due to the operation of the strategic embargo; and if he will now take steps to reduce the lists of goods embargoed with the aim of assisting British computer and other technical equipment manufacturers.
§ Mr. Crosland
No worth while estimate can be made. The strategic embargo is operated jointly with other Governments and it is certainly my intention to secure any reductions in it which are safe and practicable.