HC Deb 18 June 1907 vol 176 c344

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, in considering the recommendations made by the Board of Trade Commercial Intelligence Committee, to which reference is made in the current Journal of the Board of Trade, he will endeavour to secure that the self-governing Colonies furnish information as to the extent and character of their trade with Ireland.


The point referred to shall not be lost sight of, but, as my hon. friend is doubtless aware, any commercial agents appointed by us in the Colonies would have no control over the form of the Official Trade Accounts issued by the Colonial Governments.