HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 cc167-8W
15. Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the work of the Dollar Exports Board and the encouragements now offered to British firms to undertake exports to the dollar area; and what success has attended the present efforts.

Mr. H. Wilson

The Dollar Exports Board, which is of course an entirely independent body, is steadily intensifying its efforts to encourage and assist United Kingdom firms to export to Canada and the United States of America. The hon. Member will have seen that Sir Cecil Weir and his colleagues are holding a series of meetings with representatives of important industries and he will no doubt also have seen the helpful booklets on marketing and advertising and sales promotion that have been prepared and published by that Board.

On the question of encouragements offered to firms exporting to the dollar areas, I would refer the hon. Gentleman to statements I made in this House on 11th April and 14th July, 1949, during Debates on the Economic Situation and to the issue of the Board of Trade Journal of 17th December, 1949.