28 AUGUST 1926, Page 30

H. R. H.

H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, at the recent opening of the British Industries Fair, urged on all members of the Empire their duty to foster and encourage British industry. " His words," says my correspondent, have been interpreted as referring merely to the purchase of British manufactures, whilst the important question of patronizing and encouraging British services has been lost sight of—services which help to sell our invisible exports and contribute largely to the pro. sperity of the Empire." I am obliged to my correspondent for aiding me in thus emphasizing a point in our trade position which is too often overlooked.