HC Deb 14 July 1936 vol 314 cc1870-1
47. Mr. DAY

asked the Prime Minister whether for the purpose of increasing our export trade and so to relieve unemployment in Great Britain, he proposes to arrange, at an early date, visits to our Dominions and overseas Empire by any of the Ministers of His Majesty's Government?


Ministers from Australia and Canada are in this country now, and there will be further visits of Dominion Ministers next spring for the purpose of the proposed Imperial Conference. As regards visits to Dominions by Ministers here, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs has been invited by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to visit Australia in connection with the South Australia Centenary Celebrations, and he will also pay a visit to New Zealand.


Has there been any invitation to any of His Majesty's Ministers in addition to the Under-Secretary of State?


Are there not several British Ministers who could be usefully exported under this scheme?