HC Deb 03 April 1919 vol 114 cc1365-6
38. Mr. SUGDEN

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the demand for British goods and manufactures from all parts of Spain, comprising textile fabrics of all kinds, iron manufactures and tools, sanitary goods, electrical goods, machinery, and many other manufactures, and the favourable offers in Spanish markets of rice, tinned vegetables, fruit, and olive oil, as well as the fact that the Spanish exchange is at present very favourable to British merchants, he will arrange a mission comprising a number of the commercial Members of this House, of two permanent officials each from the Board of Trade and the Overseas Trade Department, and of two members of the English chambers of commerce, to proceed to Spain and make full and complete arrangements for such interchange of trade at once?


My right hon. Friend is not at present contemplating the dispatch of a commercial mission to-Spain, but if my hon. Friend will kindly communicate with me more fully on the subject, I shall be glad to give consideration to his suggestion.