§ 1. Captain DOWER
asked the Secretary of State for India if he can make any statement with regard to the proposed negotiations at Simla with regard to Japanese trade competition in India?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Sir Samuel Hoare)
It is expected that discussions will be held in India between representatives of the Japanese and Indian Governments. Preliminary conversations with the Japanese Consul-General are already taking place in India.
§ Captain DOWER
Can the right hon. Gentleman say if there is a, chance of our Government being represented in these negotiations, which may very seriously affect British exports into India?
§ Sir S. HOARE
Conversations are going on with reference to the negotiations as a whole. I fully realise the importance of the negotiations from every point of view, and my hon. and gallant Friend may rest assured that we shall not neglect the considerations.