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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1974.

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Photo of Mr Michael Marshall Mr Michael Marshall , Arundel 12:00 am, 31st July 1974

Will the Secretary of State accept that we welcome her statement, particularly in so far as it relates to the stability of export earnings, and will she further accept that one of the things which we are all anxious to see is something that Britain could do, perhaps immediately under its own steam, for the liberalisation of trade? Many of us feel that the "trade not aid" approach is one which we should usefully follow now, particularly for those countries most affected by the oil crisis; namely, India. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.