§ 51. Mr. A. M. WILLIAMS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that a Parliamentary delegation is paying a visit to the Argentine; and, if so, whether he can give any information regarding the nature and object of this visit?
Yes, Sir. The object of the visit was to inspect stock-raising conditions and economic prospects in the Republic. The delegates were invited by the Argentine Rural Society to be their guests in Argentina for the purpose. The Society's invitation was transmitted through the medium of His Majesty's Ambassador at Buenos Aires, who recommended that the delegation should, if possible, represent both Houses and be of a non-party character. 43 I may add that the visit has been of an entirely unofficial character, and Members are paying their own expenses.