§ 63. Mr. Hannah
asked the President of the Board of Trade what assistance he is giving to British firms to carry on their normal import and export business in the occupied areas of China, in face of the Japanese policy of preventing all foreign trade which in any way competes with Japanese trade?
§ Mr. Harcourt Johnstone (Secretary, Department of Overseas Trade)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given to similar Questions yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. I regret that I am not able to add anything to those answers at present.
§ Mr. Hannah
Are the Government fully aware of the enormous importance of the China trade to keep our heavy industries busy after the war?