§ 27. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he can inform the House as to the amount of floor space which has been let for the British Industries Fair to take place next year; and how this compares with the space let at the same date for the previous year's fair?
The whole of the space available for the London Section of the British Industries Fair in 1927 has now been let, and no further applications can be entertained. The total amount let is about 25,000 square feet more than was occupied in the 1926 Fair. In the Birmingham Section, up to the present, the amount let is 23,000 square feet more than the final area let for the 1926 Fair. I understand that at Birmingham there is still a small amount of space available for intending exhibitors.
Can the hon. Gentleman extend the facilities to the public to inspect the British Industries Fair next year?
The fair is primarily intended for trade buyers and not for the general public, except at such specific hours as are arranged by the exhibitors.