Arab Boycott

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st March 1977.

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Photo of Mr Edmund Dell Mr Edmund Dell , Birkenhead 12:00 am, 21st March 1977

We give private advice on this matter to companies which ask us for it so that they may be aware of the nature of the problems known to us. A fact which is relevant in this context is that in 1976 our exports to Israel, I am glad to say, went up very substantially at a time when imports by Israel were stable or declining. In that respect, we have a good record in our trade with Israel. That is perhaps one measure by which our policy can be considered.