HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c281W
Sir P. Hannon

asked the President of the Board of Trade in view of the establishment of the Republic of the United States of Indonesia, what steps he is taking to organise adequate representation of British commercial and industrial interests there.

Mr. H. Wilson

In the past we have been well represented in Indonesia by the Consul-General in Batavia and his staff which is headed on the commercial side by a deputy consul-general, and by other consular establishments elsewhere. The creation of the United States of Indonesia will involve changes in the status and organisation of our consulate-general. Details of the new arrangements are now being worked out but, with the experienced staff who will remain available, these should present no difficulty.