HC Deb 20 June 1932 vol 267 cc760-1

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he can make any report of the result of the recent visit of the Scottish trade mission ship to Canada?


The Duke of Mont-rose, who led the mission, reported that it was successful and that everyone was satisfied with the good busines results. This view is shared by His Majesty's Senior Trade Commissioner in Montreal. A number of agency arrangements were concluded, direct sales were effected, and a considerable volume of inquiries received. Good publicity was obtained for Scottish manufactures. Some 32,000 persons visited the ship and several thousands were unable to board her owing to considerations of space. I consider that the Anchor Donaldson line, which conceived the idea, deserves much credit for its enterprise.