§ 18. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department in what number of cities overseas his Department is represented; and whether the results of the work already carried out justify any increase in that representation?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The Department has permanent salaried representatives in 34 cities in foreign countries and in 12 cities within the Empire. It has, in
§ The following statement gives the information desired by the hon. and gallant Member, as far as the information is available. The particulars relate to the month of September last:
§ addition, the assistance of British Consular representatives all over the world in its commercial work and of 56 Imperial trade correspondents within the Empire. Of the Imperial trade correspondents 40 are honorary and 16 receive an allowance of £100 per annum. There can be no question at the present time of any increase of staff.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Have not these representatives done most excellent work for British trade all over the world?