I recognise that there are serious political differences between the U.A.R. and the United Kingdom. However, would not the Minister agree that we could make some progress with trade, bearing in mind that Western Germany, the Soviet Union and the United States are far ahead of us in this relationship?
Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that the 1959 Agreement is not working, in either the letter or the spirit, and that a pre-condition for any better relations with Egypt would be either the restoration of property seized from British nationals in October, 1961, or the payment of fair compensation?
These are complicated questions, as the hon. Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall), who is an expert on them, knows. I hope that one of the results of the present dialogue between the U.A.R. and ourselves will be an improvement in this matter.