HC Deb 12 June 1958 vol 589 c400
32. Mr. Gower

asked the President of the Board of Trade why, in view of the successful visit of a Canadian trade mission to Wales earlier this year, he failed to ensure the inclusion of Wales in the itinerary arranged for a trade delegation from Chile now in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The members of this mission asked to see particular sections of British industry and their tour was arranged accordingly.

Mr. Gower

Can my hon. Friend say whether there was any consultation between his or any other Department and the members of the mission before its arrival?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The itinerary was arranged as requested by members of the mission. A number of firms issued invitations to them, but no invitation was issued by a firm in Wales.