§ 39. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department Whether he can give any particulars concerning the proposed Government Trade Commission to China?
§ 41. Mr. BROTHERS
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he is yet in a position to make any announcement regarding a possible Economic Mission to the Far East, and particularly with regard to the representation of cotton interests thereon?
§ Mr. GILLETT
As the result of the recommendations of the Overseas Trade Development Council, who have consulted leading industrialists, His Majesty's Government propose to send an Economic Mission to the Far East. The necessary arrangements have not yet been completed, and I am not therefore in a position to supply any detailed information.
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
Can the hon. Gentleman say, without going into details, whether the commission is to be confined to China, or is to include other contiguous countries?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
Will it include members who do not belong to the Government Department, as was the case with the commission which we sent to Australasia; or will it contain only members belonging to the Government Department?