§ 65. Sir RONALD ROSS
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what is the estimated value of the increase of trade as a result of the recent agreement to the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State, respectively?
Mr. M. MacDONALD
It would not be practicable to give a detailed estimate of the value of increased trade likely to result from the recent arrangement with the Irish Free State, but there is every reason to hope that the value to the trade between the two countries will be substantial.
§ Sir R. ROSS
Is my right hon. Friend aware that a member of the Irish Free State Government announced that, in his view, the trade of the Free State would increase by £750,000 a year, while in the case of this country the increase would be nil, and does he think that an accurate forecast?