HC Deb 09 March 1922 vol 151 cc1512-3W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the International Trading Corporation held their first meeting in London last week; will he give the names of the persons who constitute the board, and which countries they represent; and is there any provision in the constitution of this consortium for any species of Governmental control, national or international?


The Organising Committee of the Central International and National Corporations met in London on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th February. The Committee consisted of the following representatives:

  • Lord Inverforth, Sir John Ferguson, K.B.E. (Great Britain).
  • M. Eugène Schneider, M. Charles Sergent (France).
  • Signor Guido Jung, Signor Guido Sagromoso (Italy).
  • M. Félicien Cattier, M. Robert Bette (Belgium).
  • Mr. T. Okubo (Japan).
  • Her Bergmann, Herr Kempner (Germany).
  • Mr. E. R. Gluckstadt (Denmark).
  • Mr. J. Grant Forbes (Unofficially representing U.S.A.).
  • Mr. B. H. Binder, Secretary.

The Committee drew up a report setting out their conclusions in regard to the constitution, formation and work of the International Corporation and the National Corporations. This report was communicated to the Press by the Committee, and appeared in the papers on the 28th February. The International Corporation and National Corporations have not yet been formed; and no Board of Directors has been appointed. The corporations will not be subject to Governmental control.