The deadlock at The Hague continues, and unless it be dissipated at the eleventh hour, the British Delegation is expected to return towards the end of this week. Until I have been able to consult with the Parliamentary Secretary of the Department of Overseas Trade (Sir P. Lloyd-Greame) and the Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Hilton Young), I cannot make any fuller statement regarding the proceedings at The Hague Conference.
Arising out of the last part of my question, can the right hon. Gentleman say when the next Conference is expected to be held? [HON. MEMBERS: "Answer!"] Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to treat this question seriously?
In that case, are the Government immediately taking steps to work out some fresh policy which will lead to a revival of trade between this country and Russia?