HC Deb 20 June 1932 vol 267 c759

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether his attention has been called to the difficulties which have arisen in the discussions between the representatives of Lancashire textile industries and Canadian traders; and, if so, whether he will suggest that the good offices of his Department might be used to assist these negotiations as a preliminary to the Ottawa Conference?

Mr. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

The Department of Overseas Trade, through His Majesty's Senior Trade Commissioner in Canada, is giving all possible assistance to the discussions which arc now taking place between the representatives of the Lancashire and Canadian cotton textile industries.