Yes, Sir. At the request of His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia arrangements have now been made for a mission, comprising:
To confer with the Commonwealth and State Governments, with the Development and Migration Commission and with leaders of industry and commerce in Australia on the development of Australian resources and on any other matters of mutual economic interest to Great Britain and the Commonwealth, which may tend to the promotion of trade between the two countries and the increase of settlement in Australia.
The hon. Member will see from the last line of my reply that they will confer on matters which may tend to the promotion of trade between the two countries and the increase of settlement in Australia.
This mission is the result of an invitation by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to send a mission to confer with their Development Commission. Naturally, if an invitation came from any other Dominion we should give it sympathetic consideration.