Business Men (Visits to the United States).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 25th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

asked the Minister of Information whether has now taken steps to send to the United States of America practical business men trained in particular branches of industry to make clear to leaders of industry in the United States of America the substance and quality of the war effort in this country from the technical point of view?

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

Since the beginning of the war many business men have visited the United States either on matters concerning their own business or to represent Departments concerned with Supply. I do not think that it would be wise or necessary for me to send business men as special emissaries for the Ministry of Information.

Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley

In view of the important statement made in the House yesterday by the Dominions Secretary, surely some action by His Majesty's Government is necessary if trade is to be maintained between ourselves and the United States?

Photo of Mr Brendan Bracken Mr Brendan Bracken , Paddington North

I think that business men would be much better off looking after their own business.

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

Would it not be an advantage if the Minister sent all the business men of the country and never allowed them back again?