HC Deb 01 February 1960 vol 616 cc94-5W
75. Colonel Glyn

asked the Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations to what extent the Commonwealth Economic Committee's Monthly Intelligence Bulletin is issued under the Government's authority.

Mr. Alport

The Monthly Intelligence Bulletin of the Commonwealth Economic Committee deals with dairy produce, meat and related products, which are commodities important to the economies of many Commonwealth countries. It is designed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information about supply and demand conditions throughout the world, and the factors likely to affect them. The Bulletin is issued under the authority of the Committee, which operates under the joint control of all the Commonwealth Governments, including the United Kingdom Government. All Commonwealth Governments are represented on it.

76. Colonel Glyn

asked the Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations the sources of the information published in the Commonwealth Economic Committee's monthly bulletin.

Mr. Alport

The Monthly Bulletin uses information supplied by the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Governments as well as by a large number of foreign Governments and by the best recognised trade and producer sources throughout the world. The Committee's publications have achieved an international reputation for quality and accuracy.