§ 53. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he proposes to publish any reports in relation to trade with Russia which he has received from our trade commissioners in Russia?
§ Mr. GILLETT (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
The reports so far received by my Department from the Commercial Counsellor at Moscow relate to matters which are of interest to particular firms and as such are not suitable for general publication.
§ Sir PHILIP CUNLIFFE-LISTER
Does the hon. Member propose to follow the practice followed by his offices in all other countries and publish an annual report prepared by the trade commissioners?
§ Mr. GILLETT
I have not actually considered the matter, because they have not been there for a year.
§ Sir A. POWNALL
Will the reports be available to Members of Parliament who wish to consult them in detail?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
Will these reports contain any reference to the Soviet delegation's wish to place an 1089 order in Northampton for 3,000,000 pairs of boots to be paid for five years after delivery?
34. Dr. V. DAVIES (for Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any information as to the plans officially foreshadowed by the Soviet Government for the initiation in the autumn of an extensive dumping campaign in respect of Soviet produce; and, if not, whether he will cause inquiries to be made.
§ Mr. GILLETT
I have no information that any such programme as is described by the hon. Member has been formulated. His Majesty's Ambassador at Moscow will not fail to report any development of this nature which may occur.