HC Deb 26 May 1924 vol 174 c33

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what specific invitations have been given to British commercial attaches to visit the British Empire Exhibition; and how many have expressed their intention of coming to London?


In arranging the visits of commercial diplomatic officers and trade commissioners to the United Kingdom this year, the desirability of giving as many officers as possible the opportunity of visiting the British Empire Exhibition was borne in mind. It is anticipated that 10 commercial diplomatic officers and two trade commissioners will be enabled to view the Exhibition. In addition, it is probable that a certain number of commercial diplomatic officers situated in Europe will be in England on short leave. Such will receive four days in addition to their ordinary leave to enable them to visit the Exhibition, and a circular has been issued to the service to that effect.