HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 c1718W
Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the activity being displayed by America and other countries in arranging for the opening of commercial intercourse with Poland; if any definite steps have been taken to secure openings for British trade in Poland the result of the visit of the British mission to Poland; if any Report on the subject has been made by the economic section of the mission; if so, whether the terms of such Report have been brought to the notice of traders in this country; and whether all possible facilities are being granted to representatives of British houses to visit Poland with a view to opening trade connections?


I am aware of the activity being displayed by America and other countries in endeavouring to reopen, commercial intercourse with Poland to which the hon. and gallant Member refers. The final Report of the British Economic Mission which recently visited Poland is now almost completed, and everything possible will be done to bring to the notice of British firms interested the various recommendations contained in it. As regards the last part of the question, arrangements have been made to facilitate-the issue of passports and permits to suchbonâ fide representatives of reputable British houses as may desire to visit Poland, and also to secure suitable accommodation for them on the Paris-Warsaw train.