asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether his Department is encouraging British exhibitors to participate in the coming Centenary Exhibition at Rio; and whether the Foreign Office is, on his representations, simultaneously urging on the Brazilian Government the desirability of settling the long outstanding claims of British business men against it?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; as regards the second part, I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given to the hon. Member for Stratford (Mr. L. Lyle) on the 11th May and the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne (Sir W. de Frece) on the 18th May.