§ Mr. RANKIN
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what arrangements exist at present to enable trade commissioners, when in Great Britain, to make personal contact with manufacturers interested in export business and also the Chamber of Commerce in industrial areas?
§ Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE
It is the established practice to arrange for Trade Commissioners (and Commercial Diplomatic Officers also) to return to the United Kingdom periodically on official duty. With the valuable co-operation of Chambers of Commerce these officers are enabled to visit the principal industrial centres and to interview manufacturers and others interested in export trade. It is also a common practice for these officers to visit works and factories in order to keep in touch with developments in United Kingdom industry.