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Textile Trade (Exports)

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Secretary for the Overseas Trade Department whether any representative of his Department has recently visited Lancashire for the purpose of initiating with manufacturers measures to recapture the sale of medium quality sheetings in the South American markets?


asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether his Department has taken steps to consult Lancashire manufacturers of flannelettes and gabardines with a view to discovering the reason, and finding a remedy, for the relatively small amount of our exports of those goods to the River Plate?

The commercial counsellor to His Majesty's Embassy in Buenos Aires was in Manchester for four days last month for the special purpose of affording an opportunity to any firms who desired to discuss with him any questions and difficulties in connection with their trade with Argentina which he can, if necessary, investigate on his return to Buenos Aires next month. Sir William Clare Lees, who visited South America with Lord D'Abernon's Mission,, has recently addressed a meeting in Manchester.