Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico (Minister's Visit)

Part of 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 John Vaughan-Morgan Mr John Vaughan-Morgan , Reigate 12:00 am, 21st January 1958

Yes, Sir. The main purpose of my right hon. Friend's tour was to examine the possibilities for expanding our trade in the important dollar markets of Mexico and Venezuela. He took the opportunity of travelling first to Vancouver, where he found every intention of following up the recommendations made by the Canadian Trade Mission which visited this country last month. In San Francisco my right hon. Friend inaugurated a British-American Chamber of Commerce, whose purpose is to promote the sales of British goods in California.

In Mexico he had discussions with Ministers and leaders of industry and found that on both sides there are opportunities for increasing trade. Events in Venezuela unfortunately caused his visit to that country to be put off.