HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 cc899-900

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he is yet in a position to publish a report from our commercial counsellor at Moscow on similar lines to that issued as Command Paper 3904 in May, 1931?

Lieut-Colonel J. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

Changes are still taking place rapidly in the structure and designation of Soviet trade organisations. Lists of these are, however, being received and edited with a view to their being published in a convenient form at a suitable moment.


Can the hon. and gallant Member say when that will be, inasmuch as he gave me a somewhat similar reply last March?

Lieut-Colonel COLVILLE

We considered publishing a document earlier this year, but, when I tell the hon. Member that there have been 100 to 200 new organisations formed in the last few months, he will appreciate that it is difficult to make a statement which is really up-to-date. We will, however, bear it in mind.