HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 c1453
48. Viscount SANDON

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is prepared to arrange with the Crown Colonies for the establishment of one central marketing building in London containing the trade and propaganda offices of each Colony?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

The possibility of arranging for the centralization of existing and future Colonial trade agencies in a single building or in one street in London was considered by the recent Colonial Office Conference. The conclusion was reached, however, that, until the various Colonial Governments were satisfied from experience that this form of representation was satisfactory, it would be premature to consider any form of centralization.