Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th March 1960.
asked the Prime Minister, in view of the protracted nature of the current negotiations, if he will raise once again with the President of the United States of America, the question of British wool textile exports to the United States of America.
The President of the United States is well aware of Her Majesty's Government's anxiety that the negotiations should be completed without undue delay. The necessary procedures inevitably take a considerable time, but I am told that the United States authorities are moving as quickly as they can.
Is not the Prime Minister aware that a Motion on this subject has been signed by many of his hon. Friends? If the right hon. Gentleman was right to raise this topic with the President of the United States on television before the General Election, would not he think it right to raise it personally once again now that the 1960 quota has been imposed?
That is exactly what we have done, and all the procedures which the President promised that he would follow are being followed.