HC Deb 22 November 1934 vol 295 cc247-8

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether the decreased volume of trade between Great Britain and the Irish Free State justifies the con- tinuance of a trade commissioner's office in Dublin; and if he will consider the replacement of the trade commissioner by an imperial trade correspondent as being the official usually appointed to less important centres of trade?

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

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative and to the second part in the negative.


Instead of troubling about appointing somebody to deal with decreased trade, will not the hon. and gallant Member write to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs and ask him to get matters settled so that we can have increased trade?