asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the respective nationalities of those holding senior posts in the Joint Export-Import Agency.
Of the eight most senior officials in the Joint Export-Import Agency, three are American, three British and two French.
Would the Minister be kind enough to give some information about the less senior officials?
Perhaps I may be allowed to write to the hon. Member.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether each member of the Joint Export-Import Agency Board has one vote only; and whether decisions are binding when determined by a vote of members of the Board.
As the voting provisions which apply in the Board of the Joint Export-Import Agency are somewhat complicated, I would refer the hon. Member to Article 5 of the Bizonal Fusion Agreement of 17th December, 1947, which was published as a White Paper. The voting arrangements are there described in full.
Can the Minister say whether the answer to my Question is in the affirmative or otherwise? Is it on a straight and simple vote or are any other arrangements made for taking votes?
It is not a straight and simple vote. It is complicated, and for that reason I have not given a direct answer.