HL Deb 18 February 1982 vol 427 c733WA
Lord Chelwood

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the European Community will now recommend to OECD that the Soviet Union should be upgraded from the "intermediate" to the "relatively rich" category in the export credit Consensus thus emphasising their protest about Soviet involvement in preventing the Polish people from enjoying the greater measure of personal freedom which they had gained.

Lord Trefgarne

Yes, the European Community has now decided to recommend to other participants in the OECD export credit Consensus that the USSR should be re-classified in this way. Action in the field of export credits was one of the measures included in the declaration by NATO Foreign Ministers of 11th January.