Oral Answers to Questions — British Embassies (Trade Centres)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd August 1965.

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Photo of Mr Julian Snow Mr Julian Snow , Lichfield and Tamworth 12:00 am, 2nd August 1965

Is my hon. Friend saying that our trade centres are not a Government responsibility? In that case, may I draw his attention to the conclusion of the Plowden Committee, which clearly stated that commercial and economic responsibilities must be a first charge on our overseas missions?