HC Deb 28 April 1915 vol 71 c720

asked whether the British Industries Fair to be held in May in the Agricultural Hall is being organised by the Board of Trade; whether representatives of the Board of Trade are now visiting the factories of exhibitors in order to ascertain that the articles to be exhibited are made under conditions which meet with the Board's approval; whether such approval takes into account labour conditions; and, if so, in what way?


The answer to the first question is in the affirmative. A number of firms and their factories have been visited with a view of ascertaining the nature of the goods to be exhibited and of securing compliance with the regulations drawn up by the Board of Trade to the effect that only British manufacturing firms will be admitted as exhibitors, and that the goods shown must be goods of their own manufacture. There is no question of giving the Board's approval to the conditions of manufacture.