§ 16. Mr. J. B. COUPER
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he is in a position to make a statement as to the personnel and terms of reference of the proposed mission to Australia?
§ Mr. AMERY
Yes, Sir. At the request of His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia arrangements have now been made for a mission, comprising:
796 to leave for Australia in August with the following terms of reference:
- Sir Harry McGowan, K.B.E.,
- Sir Hugo Hirst, Bart.,
- Sir Ernest Clark, K.C.B., and
- Mr. Dougal Malcolm,To confer with the Commonwealth and State Governments, with the Development and Migration Commission and with leaders of industry and commerce in Australia on the development of Australian resources and on any other matters of mutual economic interest to Great Britain and the Commonwealth, which may tend to the promotion of trade between the two countries and the increase of settlement in Australia.
§ Mr. COUPER
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the question of migration has been considered?