73. Mr. Platt-Mills
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the recent abortive negotiations for a trade agreement with the U.S.S.R. any request was made by the Soviet representatives for payment either in whole or in part, by way of dollars or gold; or what was the proposed basis of payment.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
Our trade negotiations with the U.S.S.R. last summer were conducted on the basis of payment in sterling which was at that time fully expendable