§ 25. Captain GARRO-JONES
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he will define exactly his power of control over the management of the British Empire Exhibition?
The powers of the Board of Trade in connection with the British Empire Exhibition are laid down in the British Empire Exhibition (Guarantee) Act, 1920, to which I would refer the hon. Member.
§ Captain GARRO-JONES
Can the hon. Gentleman say to what extent he has control, in view of the fact that the Board of Trade has to approve of the appointment of the general manager? Is it for a long or a short period?
The hon. and gallant Member will find it all set out in full detail in the Act of 1920, and I will send him a copy of it.
§ Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
Would it not be almost impossible for any Government Department to manage an exhibition of this kind?