HC Deb 14 December 1925 vol 189 cc952-3
19. Captain REID

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in what way up to the present time has the Empire grant of £1,000,000 towards Empire development been used?


If, as I understand, my hon. Friend refers to the proposed grant for the encouragement of the marketing of Empire produce in this country, I would refer him to the reply given by the Prime Minister on the 23rd November, to which I cannot add anything.

22. Captain REID

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he will state what British firms, if any, have recently started branches in the Dominions?


I am aware that certain British firms have in recent years started branches in the Dominions, but I am not in a position to give a comprehensive list. If my hon. and gallant Friend will let me know more precisely the nature of the information which he desires, I will do my best to supply it to him.


asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the urgent representations of British agriculturists, he can see his way to include Great Britain as a part of the British Empire for the purpose of the spending of £1,000,000 recently allocated to the Imperial Economic Committee in order to improve Empire markets in this country?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

I can add nothing to the answer which I gave on the 23rd November, in reply to questions on this subject, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy.