§ 35. Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether reports received from officials to his Department stationed overseas are transmitted to all firms who would appear to be interested or only to such firms as make application for them?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
Reports received from the overseas officers of the Department of Overseas Trade are automatically distributed through the medium of the Special Register Service (for which 1732 a small fee is charged) open to all firms established in the United Kingdom concerned with the exportation of British-made goods. Notice of the compilation of the reports is conveyed to the trading community as a whole through the Board of Trade Journal and the daily, trade and technical Press, and the reports are in practice available for any firm with the qualifications stated.
§ Major NATHAN
Will the Department take steps to increase the size of the special register with a view to exciting interest in the export trade?
§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
Is any discrimination made between those firms that are actively in operation in making applications and those that are not?