HC Deb 07 November 1949 vol 469 c93W
Major Lloyd

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the visit of the Executive Secretary of the Monopolies Commission to the United States of America was arranged on the initiation of his Department; and what amount of dollars has been provided for this visit.

Mr. H. Wilson

The Monopolies Commission is an independent body which is itself fully responsible for the assignment of duties to its Secretary and other members of its staff. Accordingly, this visit was not arranged on the initiative of my Department, though it had knowledge of what was proposed. One thousand, one hundred and fifty-eight dollars have been provided, of which 910 dollars will be met out of the Economic Co-operation Administration's Technical Assistance Funds.