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Rolling Stock (Jamaica Ant) South Africa)

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has yet conferred with the manufacturers of rolling stock respecting the recent loss of orders for Jamaica and South Africa; and, if he has, what arrangements he has made to secure such orders in future?

My Department has recently had certain consultations with members of the industry concerned in regard to orders such as those mentioned. It is under consideration whether a conference on this subject would serve a useful purpose.

Has the hon. Gentleman seen the resolution passed by the Bradford chamber of Commerce in favour of Free Trade within the Empire?