HC Deb 03 April 1933 vol 276 cc1406-7

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he has any information regarding the proposed British shopping week in Finland during the summer; and what steps his Department is taking to make the project known in commercial circles in this country?

Lieut. Colonel COLVILLE

Yes, Sir. It has been decided to hold a British shopping week in Finland during the first week in September. The project, which has the sympathy of the Finnish Government, is being organised by the Finnish British Trade Association, with the help of the British Legation, Helsingfors, and all possible steps will be taken by the Department of Overseas Trade to encourage United Kingdom manufacturers to support the proposal. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has graciously consented to be a patron, and I have been informed by His Majesty's Minister at Helsingfors that the President of the Finnish Republic has also conferred the favour of his patronage.

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