HC Deb 18 April 1932 vol 264 c1235
31. Mr. LYONS

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if His Majesty's Government will be directly associating in the organisation or display at the next Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto?


His Majesty's Government will not be directly associated in the organisation or display at the Canadian National Exhibition to be held at Toronto from the 26th August to the 10th September next. The Department of Overseas Trade proposes, however, to have, as is has had for several years, an inquiry and information bureau at the exhibition, under the direction of His Majesty's Trade Commissioner at Toronto.


In view of the advantages likely to accrue to British trade in that exhibition, will the hon. Gentleman say whether the matter will be considered at the forthcoming Ottawa Conference?


For this particular year it is not anticipated that the exhibition will be discussed, as there is no money available in the exhibitions grant, but I will take into consideration my hon. Friend's suggestion.