§ 35. Major Rayner
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has taken note of the fact that while imports into the United Kingdom from Switzerland in the first quarter of 1938 have increased by £200,000, as compared with the corresponding quarter of 1937, exports to that country have declined by £300,000; and whether he is making any representations to Switzerland in the matter?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As my hon. and gallant Friend is doubtless aware, negotiations are in progress for the conclusion of a trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Switzerland, and the facts to which he has drawn attention will be borne in mind.