Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th July 1960.

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Photo of Mr Stratton Mills Mr Stratton Mills , Belfast North 12:00 am, 26th July 1960

Does my right hon. Friend feel that the disappointing performance of British exports in the first six months of the year demonstrates clearly that this is the major economic danger spot for a forthcoming economic crisis? Has my right hon. Friend perused the correspondence columns of the Financial Times and The Times, and has he noted the feeling expressed in many quarters that the official facilities provided by the Department are not entirely satisfactory? Will he consider again whether the official facilities utilised by the Dollar Exports Council in the official sphere could be put on a wider basis to spread the advantage of its benefits?