§ 57. Mr. Beswick
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take advantage of the visit of the Chinese Trade Mission to the United Kingdom to arrange for discussions between the Mission and his Department, with a view to expanding Anglo-Chinese trade.
§ 60. Mr. Harold Davies
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps his Department are taking to see to it that the official Chinese trade delegation now is Britain have an opportunity of meeting those manufacturers and others whose products are likely to be needed in China.
The visit of the Chinese trade delegation has been arranged by the Sino-British Trade Committee with the approval of Her Majesty's Government, and senior officials of the Board of Trade and of the Ministry of Supply have already met them informally. The delegation have been visiting a number of factories and will meet numerous trade associations and manufacturers and merchants interested in trade with China. I hope that these arrangements will lead to an expansion of Anglo-Chinese trade in non-strategic goods.