§ 33. Mr. DOUGLAS HACKING
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has any recent information from his representatives in India regarding the effect of the boycott and picketing upon the export trade of this country?
§ Mr. GILLETT
The Department of Overseas Trade is in regular receipt of information from His Majesty's Trade Commissioners in India. It is impossible to estimate in terms of reduced imports into India from the United Kingdom the effect of the picketing and boycott.
§ Mr. HACKING
Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that it is easier for merchants in India to import Lancashire cotton goods than it was two or three weeks ago
§ Captain Sir WILLIAM BRASS
Will the hon. Gentleman consider having direct representatives of the Overseas Trade Department in India to watch Lancashire trade?