HC Deb 27 February 1929 vol 225 cc1970-1
58. Sir C. RAWSON

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, in view of the popularity of the British Industries Fair, it would be possible in future to permit the general public to be admitted earlier in the day at a cost of 2s. from 2 till 5 and 1s. after 5 p.m., as this would not only give adequate time for trade buyers but would be of great convenience to the general public and a source of increased revenue?


My hon. Friend will appreciate that the British Industries Fair is a trade fair whose primary purpose is to facilitate purchases by trade buyers, and it is for this reason that the general public are excluded for the greater part of the day. I will, however, gladly bring before the Committee of Exhibitors, on whose advice I rely in matters affecting the organisation of the Fair, the suggestion made by my hon. Friend.


How much longer is the Fair to continue?


It closes on Friday night.