§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what compensation is to be made to countries 28W sending beef, veal, mutton, lamb, cereals and minor dairy products to the United Kingdom, because of the imposition of import levies announced by the Minister of Agriculture on 17th March.
§ Mr. Noble
The question of compensation does not at present arise. Some countries to which we have obligations have agreed to suspend their rights, and others to waive our obligations to them while reserving the right, in the light of the adverse effects if any on their trade and after due consultation to take measures to restore the balance of advantage under their trade agreements with us.