§ 16. Mr. BROCKLEBANK
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether only samples are being sold in the shop opened by the Empire Marketing Board in Lord Street, Liverpool; and whether the attendance and interest of the public has come up to expectations?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
Sales in this Empire shop are, as always, strictly limited to samples, and the size and nature of these samples have been agreed with the representative retail organisations concerned. The facts that 14,000 samples were sold and an exceptional number of trade inquiries received within 10 days of the shop's opening will, I am sure, satisfy my hon. Friend as to the keen public interest which the shop has aroused.
I hope before the House adjourns to give the country some information on the magnificent results of this experiment.