HC Deb 20 April 1920 vol 128 cc246-7W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether arrangements have now been completed for the despatch to the Far East of a British commercial mission representing North of England industries; and if he can give: its composition and its plans?


The Department of Overseas Trade have been endeavouring to arrange a textile mission to the Far East on which industrial, commercial and labour interests would be represented. I am not, however, yet in a position to supply my hon. Friend with more precise information, as important questions are still under discussion in regard to the provision of the necessary funds.