HC Deb 26 April 1971 vol 816 c1W
7. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he intends to take to establish a trade office in the German Democratic Republic.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

In the absence of recognition it would be inappropriate for the Government to establish an official trade office in the German Democratic Republic: but Her Majesty's Government have made it clear to those concerned that they have no objection to the establishment of a trade bureau by private British commercial interests doing business with East Germany.

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