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Overseas Trade: Prices

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for the overseas price mechanism before the decision to withdraw support was taken. (256962)

There were extensive discussions between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and HM Treasury at Ministerial and official level in the lead-up to the announcement of the Comprehensive Spending Review. They naturally covered the overseas price mechanism among other issues.