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Engineering Mission, Canada

Volume 480: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1950

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress is being made with the implementation of the recommendations made in the Report of the United Kingdom Engineering Mission to Canada, published in 1949.

The recommendations of the United Kingdom Engineering Mission to Canada were mainly general in character and primarily addressed to United Kingdom manufacturers of engineering equipment. Progress with their implementation can, therefore, be judged best from the development of our exports to Canada of the equipment concerned. I am happy to say that our exports of machinery to Canada (including Newfoundland) have risen from a value of £3,691,411 in the first nine months of 1948 to £6,343,320 in the corresponding period of this year. This achievement reflects great credit both on the industry and on the late Sir Harry Gilpin and the members of his Mission.