§ Mr. Grenfell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any steps have been taken by His Majesty's Government to follow up the offer made by them at Geneva to discuss with other Powers certain abatements of Colonial preferences; and whether any Power or Powers have approached His Majesty's Government in consequence of this offer?
§ Mr. Eden
His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have expressed their readiness to enter into discussions with any Powers which may approach them for an abatement of particular preferences in non-self-governing Colonial territories where these can be shown to place undue restriction on international trade. The initiative thus rests with other Governments, none of whom has as yet approached His Majesty's Government in the matter.