The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, it is not the practice of His Majesty's Government in trade negotiations to communicate to trade interests a list of the commodities in respect of which concessions to this country are being sought, but I am always ready to consider representations from trade organisations who think that their interests may be affected. In connection with the negotiations with the United States, I have received useful information from a large number of such organisations, and I have asked certain other industries for up-to-date information, with a view to obtaining as complete knowledge as possible of the circumstances and views of every industry which, so far as I can foresee, is likely to be affected in any way.
Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that the industrialists in this country will be put in such a safe position vis-à-vis his Department as the American industrialists?