HC Deb 09 March 1915 vol 70 c1247
29. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can give the House any information regarding the action taken by the Secretary of State or by the Government of India for promoting the capture of enemy trade?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Charles Roberts)

A series of leaflets has been issued by the Commercial Intelligence Department in India dealing with various industries, and an exhibition of samples of German and Austrian imported goods has been held at Calcutta. It is proposed to hold similar exhibitions at Bombay and Madras. In this country the Secretary of State for India made a temporary appointment at the beginning of November of an officer, under the title of Indian Trade Commissioner, working in touch with the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, to assist in expanding the market for Indian raw materials in the industries of the United Kingdom.