§ Sir Frederic Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) whether, following the lapsing of the preferential export credit agreement with the Soviet Union, exports to that country are now supported on terms no more favourable than are available for exports to other countries;
(2) on what date the preferential export credit agreement as to capital goods with the Soviet Union was terminated.
§ Mr. Parkinson
As these two questions both concern our attitude towards official support for exports to the Soviet Union. I am replying to them together.
The Anglo-Soviet credit agreement expired on 16 February 1980 and is not being renewed. Applications for support for exports to the Soviet Union are now considered on terms no more favourable than those available for exports to other countries.