§ 57. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration he has given to the extent to which the disparity between the European Community's officially recorded imports of 6,422 tons of tobacco from Mozambique in 1970 and Mozambique's officially recorded export of 1,600 tons of tobacco to all destinations in the same year represented imports from Rhodesia, and to which failure to align British trading practice with that of the European Community will create distortions of trade.
§ Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Her Majesty's Government are aware that the reports of the Committee established in pursuance of Security Council Resolution 253 (1968) do mention certain discrepancies in the recorded trade figures of this kind. It is not, however, for Her Majesty's Government to investigate or assess the significance of such discrepancies. As regards the second part of the Question, I am not aware that any problem will arise.