§ 20. Mr. Shinwell
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Minister of State has reported on his 18W visit to the United States of America; what was the nature of his report; and what representations he made to the United States Government about the desirability of increasing use by United States citizens of British air and sea travel services.
§ Mr. Maudling
The main purpose of my right hon. Friend's visit was to explore the prospects for increased trade with certain parts of the U.S.A. and Canada. In talks with the Departments of State and Commerce and the Federal Maritime Board he emphasised Her Majesty's Government's view on the importance of liberal transport policies for international trade.