Oral Answers to Questions — G.a.T.T.

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1966.

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Photo of Mr Jock Bruce-Gardyne Mr Jock Bruce-Gardyne , South Angus

Can the hon. Gentleman explain why it is that the Board of Trade is answering this Question in view of the fact that it was the Chancellor of the Exchequer who, during the election, announced that he was going to renegotiate the G.A.T.T.? Will the hon. Gentleman say whether his right hon. Friend regards the G.A.T.T. as a sacred cow, and will he assure us that he will bear in mind the fact that these agreements have reciprocal advantages, and that if we break them, others may break them against us?

Photo of Mr Roy Mason Mr Roy Mason , Barnsley

I am answering the Question because the hon. Gentleman did not frame it in such a way that it was directed to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. With regard to the second part of his question, the G.A.T.T. is always under general review.