§ Mr. A. T. DAVIES
asked the Prime Minister what is the estimated cost of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's visit to the United States; and why is such a visit necessary, seeing that the British Ambassador at Washington is equipped for carrying through negotiations in facts and figures which are indisputable?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The cost must necessarily depend upon the length of the stay, but it is estimated that the figure will be about £2,000. As regards the second part of the question, His Majesty's Government are of opinion that, in view of the great importance and technical character of the negotiations, they should be in the hands of the Cabinet Minister responsible for the Department directly concerned.