§ 6. Mr. HAYDAY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he is aware that agents in France and Italy are anxious to recommence business transactions with manufacturers in this country for cycles and motor-cycles; and whether, in view of the importance of re-establishing this industry and its overseas trade, he can use the good offices of his Department to secure the removal of the restrictions at present in force on importation into these two countries?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Bridgeman)
I can assure my hon. Friend that the position is being continually watched and every opportunity will be taken of promoting the resumption and development of British trade with the countries mentioned, consistently with the abnormal conditions in regard to finance and industry at present prevailing as the result of the War.