Trade Missions

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st January 1958.

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Photo of Mr Victor Collins Mr Victor Collins , Shoreditch and Finsbury 12:00 am, 21st January 1958

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the success of the recent Canadian Trade Mission, he will be willing to make similar arrangements for businessmen from the other Dominions who visit the United Kingdom.

Photo of Mr John Vaughan-Morgan Mr John Vaughan-Morgan , Reigate

Yes, Sir. We are always ready to make official arrangements for business visitors who come here under the sponsorship of their Government.

Photo of Mr Victor Collins Mr Victor Collins , Shoreditch and Finsbury

Does that Answer mean that the Department will initiate arrangements for such visits and that similar visits by businessmen of other Dominions will be given the same management and the same V.I.P. treatment?

Photo of Mr John Vaughan-Morgan Mr John Vaughan-Morgan , Reigate

There is a slight difference because in this case the visit was initiated by the Canadian Government themselves as a step towards implementing their declared aim of diverting trade towards the United Kingdom. We shall, of course, give the warmest welcome to any other missions with a similar objective.