HC Deb 04 May 1925 vol 183 c571
31. Captain GARRO-JONES

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he will have prepared, for the information of Members of Parliament, a detailed schedule of the prices it is proposed to charge for food and drink, including separately the prices for children and staff, and for other services or goods sold at the British Empire Exhibition?


I am informed by the British Empire Exhibition authorities that, the compilation of the schedule for which the hon. Member asks would involve a burden upon their staff besides additional expense greater than I feel justified in asking them to undertake. In any case the information can be obtained by all visitors to the exhibition at the various establishments at which the goods and services are supplied.


Is it not a fact that the British Empire guarantee conditions expressly laid upon the authorities of the exhibition the duty of collecting this and other information and bringing it to the notice of the Minister, who in turn would be responsible to the House? Why cannot the hon. Member fulfil his duties in this respect?


Would it not be better for those who are likely to purchase these things to get the information, rather than Members of Parliament, who do not patronise them?


Can I have a reply to my supplementary question?