§ Mr. HADDOCK
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a report from the British Trade Commissioner in Canada upon the development of the use of motor cars in the Dominion and also upon the fact that practically the whole of the Canadian importation, amounting last year to the value of 4¾ million dollars, came from the United States, the British share being of 1157W the value of 330,000 dollars only; and what suggestions, if any, he is making to British manufacturers to cater for the special class of car in favour in the Dominion?
The last report received from His Majesty's Trade Commissioner, which referred to the development of the use of motor cars in the Dominion was that relating to the trade of Canada for the period 1906–1910. Mr. Grigg's main suggestion on the subject was that British manufacturers should take greater care to study the market and its requirements, and build cars to suit. The attention of British firms was specially directed to the report, on its publication, by a notice in the "Board of Trade Journal."