HC Deb 19 July 1944 vol 402 cc167-8
2. Mr. Salt

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will consult the Governments of the U.S.A. and China as to the desirability of setting up, at the earliest opportunity, an expert commission to study problems connected with the rehabilitation of post-war Chinese agriculture and industry, both from the scientific and economic aspects.

Mr. Eden

I do not think it is for His Majesty's Government to suggest the establishment of a commission to study the post-war problems of the Chinese Government, though we are always happy where possible to supply such expert advice as may be asked for.

Mr. Shinwell

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that it may be desirable to explore the possibility of a market for this country in China?

Mr. Eden

If the hon. Gentleman looks at the Question he will see that it deals with a different matter.