HC Deb 07 July 1930 vol 241 cc15-6

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, having regard to the importance to British industry of trade with India, he will consider increasing the organisation of his Department in the country?

Mr. GILLETT (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

The question of increasing my Department's organisation in India was very carefully considered at the end of last year, in connection with the general scheme for the expansion of the Department's Overseas Services. As at present advised, I cannot accept any suggestion that the Department's organisation in India is inadequate, but, if the hon. Member wishes to make representation to me on the subject, I shall, of course, be happy to hear his views.


Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that the organisation at his disposal is sufficient to cope with the strain that has been put upon it, and will be put upon it in the future?


I am afraid I cannot add anything to the answer which I have just given. The matter received very careful consideration a little time ago. If the hon. Member has any point that he would like to make to me, I shall be very glad to hear it.