HC Deb 27 April 1911 vol 24 c1968

asked the Prime Minister if he would state what countries, other than the United States and Germany, have a Minister of Commerce; and if he has any information to give the House as to the effect such appointments have had on the commercial prosperity of any such countries?


I would refer the hon. Member to the Parliamentary Paper Commercial No. 3 (1904). The Board of Trade performs the functions of a Ministry of Commerce in this country. He can form his own opinion of the effect of such offices on commercial prosperity.