East-West Trade (Embargo List)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1956.

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Photo of Mr William Proctor Mr William Proctor , Eccles 12:00 am, 2nd February 1956

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider publishing these in the OFFICIAL REPORT SO that an up-to-date statement is easily accessible to us? Is there evidence that our action is preventing either of these countries from obtaining these supplies, or are we merely damaging our own trade? If the China list is larger than the Soviet list, which I understand to be the case, is it not unwise for us to channel our trade with China through the Soviet Union?