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Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Mr Maurice Edelman Mr Maurice Edelman , Coventry West 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the impediments to the conclusion of a large- scale trade agreement between Britain and the U.S.S.R.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

As I have previously stated, we are prepared to enter into such negotiation as soon as the Soviet Government are ready to do so.

Photo of Mr Maurice Edelman Mr Maurice Edelman , Coventry West

asked the President of the Board of Trade the extent of Britain's exports of machinery and machine tools to the U.S.S.R. during the first nine months of the years 1937, 1938 and 1945, respectively; and what were our imports of timber from the U.S.S.R. for these periods.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

The value of the exports of machinery, including machine tools, of United Kingdom manufacture exported from this country to the U.S.S.R. in the first nine months of 1937, 1938 and 1945, amounted to £510,000, £1,961,000 and £9,808,000 respectively. The value of the timber imported into the United Kingdom from the U.S.S.R. during these periods was £6,778,000, £3,856,000 and £557,000.