HC Deb 11 August 1913 vol 56 c2063
22. Mr. GIBBS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an official refusal has been given to the invitation to participate in the Panama Exhibition at San Francisco; and, if so, the reasons for withholding official recognition; and whether, in view of the importance attached to this exhibition by the American people, the Board will reconsider its decision in this matter?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on the 5th instant by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, of which I am sending him a copy. My right hon. Friend asks me to say that, through a mistake, the answer supplied to and reported in the Press was incomplete. The full answer, as given, will be found in the OFFICIAL REPORT for the 5th instant, column 1246.