HC Deb 13 May 1946 vol 422 c149W
106. Sir P. Hannon

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the decree signed by the Government of Brazil approving a general plan of railway equipment covering construction of linking-up lines, acquisition of rolling stock, signal apparatus, etc.; that the details of the plan are being compiled by the Commercial Secretary to Rio Janeiro for the information of British manufacturers willing to compete for the supply of materials comprised in the plan; and what steps he is taking to enable British manufacturers to obtain orders in Brazil.

Mr. Marquand:

Yes, Sir. The Counsellor (Commercial) to the British Embassy at Rio de Janeiro has drawn my attention to the decree in question and has given me a comprehensive report. The appropriate trade organisations have been informed.