HC Deb 06 June 1930 vol 239 cc2540-1
24. Mr. HANNON

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, if he is aware that commercial missions are being organised by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce at Montreal, with the support of the Ministry of Trade and Commerce at Ottawa, to the South American Republics and to the Far East with the object of extending the trade of the Dominion; and if he will establish co-operation between these missions and His Majesty's commercial and consular representatives in the countries to be visited in the general interest of imperial trade.


I am aware that such commercial missions are contemplated; and they would, under standing arrangements, be entitled to utilize, in such foreign countries as they visit, the services of the commercial diplomatic and consular officers appointed by His Majesty's Government in this country.


Will the hon. Gentleman see that when this mission has been, appointed and starts upon its work, co-operation will be established between its representatives and the official representatives of the British Government in foreign countries?


Certainly. Representations will be made through the Canadian Government.