§ MR. NORMAN (Wolverhampton, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he will state what steps the Government are taking to insure that the United Kingdom shall be adequately represented at the Universal Exposition to be held at St. Louis in 1904.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The Government have accepted the invitation of the United States Government to take part in the St. Louis Exhibition of 1904. The extent to which the country will participate, and the modus operandi, are under consideration.
§ MR. NORMAN
Will not the right hon. Gentleman at least give the House as much information on this subject as has been published, obviously on some sort of authority, in the daily papers?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The authority was not mine. I do not know who has given the information, and I cannot add to the answer I have given to the House. There has been no authoritative statement made to the Press.