§ 24. Mr. ALEXANDER RAMSAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in regard to the projected Imperial Conference, he is prepared to invite preliminary discussion with industrial and commercial organisations in this country as to the economic basis of future inter-Empire relations?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The usual practice of consulting industrial and commercial organisations in this country will be followed as occasion arises. The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs and I are already in consultation and I am in touch with certain of these organisations in regard to particular questions that may be considered at the Conference.
§ 25. Mr. PERKINS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give an assurance to the House that no preference will be granted to any foreign country until after the Imperial Conference?