§ MR. NORMAN (Wolverhampton, S.)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the strong desire expressed in Canada in favour of the appointment of official British commercial representatives in the Dominion; and whether, in conjunction with other Departments of State, he will take steps to comply with this desire.
§ *MR. CHURCHILL
The Secretary of State is aware that this subject has attracted much attention in Canada. The Advisory Committee on Commercial Intelligence is at this moment considering the question of the despatch of a special commercial mission to Canada; and one object of such a commission would be to report upon the appointment of permanent commercial correspondents in the Dominion.