HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 c998
11. Mr. De la Bère

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in connection with the despatch of Government trade delegations to foreign countries, he will consider a plan in connection with these delegations of officially co-ordinated advertising in each country, showing in detail how our traders could individually implement or supplement the commercial treaties that have been arranged?

Mr. Stanley

The normal object of despatching Government trade delegations to other countries is to negotiate agreements affording facilities of which United Kingdom exporters can take advantage. Appropriate means are adopted of informing exporters of opportunities so created, and I am sure they will make the most of these by advertising or otherwise as their individual judgment may dictate.