§ 89. Mr. Ronald Atkins
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, in view of West Germany's high trade surplus, he will seek to renegotiate the offset agreement on the British Army of the Rhine on terms more equitable to the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Mulley
No. The present Anglo-German Offset Agreement which runs until the end of March, 1969, contains no provision for re-negotiation. But as I told the House on 1st April, we expect the present agreement and associated arrangements to cover 90 per cent. of the estimated foreign exchange requirements of our forces in Germany.—[Vol. 762, c. 31–36.]