17. Captain HUNTER
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether the Commercial Counsellor in China has visited or will visit the important cycle manufacturing centre of Barton-on-Humber to confer with the manufacturers there with reference to the possible extension of the Chinese market for cycles, in view of the road construction programme now in progress in China?
§ Lieut.-Colonel J. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
No, Sir. It is the established practice of overseas officers home on official duty to accord interviews either at the Department of Overseas Trade or by arrangement at the more important Chambers of Commerce in the United Kingdom. I suggest, therefore, that the manufacturing interests at Barton-on-Humber should either arrange to meet the Commercial Counsellor at the Department or alternatively approach a Chamber of Commerce in their vicinity.