§ 36. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Department what are the facilities afforded by consular officials to our aircraft manufacturers to encourage trading in foreign countries; and how they compare with those afforded by the representatives of France and the United States?
Commercial diplomatic and consular officers are always ready to give assistance to aircraft manufacturers developing their trade with foreign countries. Instructions to this end have frequently been issued by my Department in consultation with the Air Ministry. All information received is passed on to firms interested. I believe that the help thus afforded by our official commercial representatives compares favourably with that rendered by the representatives of other countries.