HC Deb 25 February 1936 vol 309 c235
21. Lieut.-Colonel Sir ASSHETON POWNALL

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the present position of the negotiations with regard to the continuance of an Empire steamship service between Australasia and the North American Continent?

29. Mr. LEWIS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to make a further statement as to the Government's proposals with regard to the competition of subsidised foreign shipping between Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, and the West Coast of North America?


I am not at present able to acid anything to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Sunderland (Mr. Storey) on 6th February last.


Is it a fact or not that a meeting is to be held in this country in two or three months' time to deal with this question?


I do not know to what meeting the hon. and gallant Gentleman refers, but the subject has been under discussion, and will no doubt form the basis of further discussion.


If I put down a question on the same subject in a month's time, will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give some more definite information?


I will give my hon. Friend the latest views at that time.