HC Deb 02 June 1931 vol 253 cc9-10
14. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the preparation of economic industrial and commercial reports on conditions in Russia for the information of British business firms is still under consideration, and in what form such information is at present available?

Mr. GILLETT (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

With regard to the preparation of an annual report, I can only refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply returned to the hon. and gallant Member for Lewisham, East (Sir A. Pownall) on 2nd February last. I hope, however, shortly to publish a report on the administrative machinery of the Soviet Foreign Trade Monopoly, as stated in my reply to the right hon. Member for Woolwich, West (Sir K. Wood) on 19th May.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

While thanking my hon. Friend for his reply, will he inform me if that report will be in a form that will assist firms that want to do business with Russia?


I have not seen the report, and I cannot therefore answer that question.