§ 10. Mr. Chorlton
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the negotiations now going on with the United States of America, representatives of trades concerned are allowed to appear before the Board and give such evidence as they may desire, as those of other countries do, or whether the officials of the Board of Trade do it for them?
I am not clear as to the exact point to which my hon. Friend's question is directed, but I would refer him to the answer which I gave to a question by the hon. Member for Bradford, East (Mr. Hepworth) on 22nd March. I then explained that information had been received from representatives of every industry in this country likely to be affected by the negotiations with the United States.
I am afraid that I am still in the difficulty that I was in when I drafted a reply to the question. I do not understand what the hon. Member means. The representations will be made to me at the Board of Trade.
§ Mr. Chorlton
The difficulty is that in America those who represent the manufacturers can speak direct to the Government, but here we have to speak to a Department.
You cannot speak more direct to the Government on a matter of this kind than by speaking to the Board of Trade.
§ Mr. H. G. Williams
Does anybody know what concessions it is proposed that we should make to the United States, so that we can make representations with respect to specific proposals?
|Table showing particulars of horses (including ponies) exported from the United Kingdom and Eire to the Soviet Union during the last three years.|
|Exports consigned to the Soviet Union.||1935.||1936.||1937.|
|From the United Kingdom—|
|Exports (United Kingdom produce)—Total||38||105||3|
|(a) Not yet available from the published trade returns.|