§ Mr. PETHERICK
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if the export credits, to the amount of £1,600,000, recently granted in respect of exports to the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics are wholly or partially secured?
§ Mr. COLVILLE
I do not think it would be in the public interest for me to depart from the practice adopted by successive Governments of refraining from stating publicly how, or to what extent, credits guaranteed under the Export Credits Guarantee Scheme are secured. In such technical matters the Department has always been guided by the recommendations of the statutory Advisory committee.