Mr. De la Bère:
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the reduction of private enterprise, especially of small traders, in this country as a result of the war, he will make inquiries what steps are being taken in the United States of America by the appropriate authorities to safeguard businesses, so as to enable them successfully to continue in the trade at the conclusion of hostilities?
I have information, which I shall be glad to communicate to my hon. Friend, regarding the treatment of small producers in the United States. I am making inquiries into the position of the small trader in the United States.