§ 16. Sir George Schuster
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has obtained copies of the series of studies of Foreign Markets after the war issued in the U.S.A. by the Bureaù of Foreign and Domestic Commerce; whether he will have copies placed in the Library; and whether he will arrange for the publication, as a White Paper, in this country of the document "Economic Series, No. 39," dated September, 1944, entitled "Some Factors in Post-War Export Trade with the British Empire."
§ Mr. Dalton
Yes, Sir. I have received the series of studies to which my hon. Friend refers and I will gladly arrange for copies to be placed in the Library. The question of publishing in this country the document mentioned in the last part of the Question is under consideration. Meanwhile, I will arrange for a copy of this also to be placed in the Library.
§ Sir G. Schuster
Will the Minister consider publishing his own review, by his own Board of Trade, of matters of this 1774 kind; and does he not think that it is very disquieting that if we want to get an up-to-date conspectus of British Empire trade, we have to go to a United States publication for it?
§ Mr. Dalton
No, Sir. I think that we look at these matters from a somewhat different angle from that which America adopts. They look to one market, and we look to another. We shall publish, when paper is a little more plentiful, certain studies similar to those to which my hon. Friend referred.
§ Sir P. Hannon
May I ask my right hon. Friend whether studies of a similar character to those suggested by my hon. Friend's Question are in process in the British Empire to-day?