Union of South Africa (German Trade).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 3 May 1938.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he has any statement to make with reference to the negotiations between the German delegation of industrialists and the Union Government of South Africa, whereby barter arrangements have been entered into which will have a detrimental effect on British trade; and what action is being taken in the matter?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

I have been asked to reply to this question, in the absence of my right hon. Friend. My right hon. Friend understands that trade between the Union of South Africa and Germany is at present governed by a payments agreement concluded in 1937, under which private barter arrangements are not allowed. He has no information as to any recent arrangements having been made which affect the position.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

If I bring to the attention of the right hon. Gentleman certain facts in connection with this matter, will he be good enough to make further inquiries?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

I will convey that to my right hon. Friend.