Supplies to Russia, both from this country and the United States, are at present limited to goods required during the war period. I understand that no orders with firm delivery dates for post-war supplies are yet being placed by the Russians either in this country or the United States, though business men in both countries are naturally discussing future possibilities.
Does my right hon. Friend not consider that the future prosperity of the people of these islands would be better served if we paid more attention to rebuilding our own export trade and less to consideration of such expensive commitments as the Beveridge Report?
I doubt whether we need a special committee, but I should be glad to get in touch with business people, indeed, I am in touch with a number of business people interested in Russia, and we are giving them every possible encouragement to foster trade.