14. Mr. SCRYMGEOUR-WEDDER-BURN (for Lord DUNGLASS)
asked the Secertary for Mines whether the Government kept in consultation with the British coal exporters during the negotiations of the Scandinavian trade agreements?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
Yes, Sir. The British Coal Exporters' Federation have informed me that they are completely satisfied with the way in which they were consulted during the discussions with the Scandinavian countries, and were kepi; in touch with the course of negotiations. They state that their views were invited on all matters of importance, and, though there were some suggestions which the Government oculd not accept, full find sympathetic consideration was given to the views expressed by the Federation.