HC Deb 09 February 1931 vol 248 cc23-4

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether it is the practice of the Department to give guarantees, under the Export Credits Guarantee Scheme, in connection with exports of British goods to the Argentine; and, if so, whether the attention of exhibitors at the forthcoming British Empire Exhibition at Buenos Aires will be called to the scheme?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, an officer of the Export Credits Guarantee Department will pay a special visit to Buenos Aires in order that exhibitors may be able to take the fullest advantage of the facilities available. The organisers of the exhibition, at whose request and with whose cordial co-operation these arrangements have been made, have so informed all exhibitors from this country.


Can my hon. Friend say whether the British manufacturers have so far taken any advantage of this facility?


No, Sir. I do not understand that any business has yet been done. A representative is being sent out to Buenos Aires to see into the matter and is leaving shortly.