HC Deb 20 February 1933 vol 274 cc1436-7

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department for what reason the charge of 2s. is made for entry to the British Industries Fair; and to whom this charge applies?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

Owing to the withdrawal of the Government grant of£25,000 for publicity, the Advisory Committee of the London section of the fair recommended the institution of an entry charge to provide funds for the purpose. Except actual exhibitors' assistants and those directly concerned with the organisation of the fair, or those who in some other manner are called upon to render some special service to the fair, everyone is expected to pay for admission in future.


Are the exhibitors themselves invited to make contributions?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

The exhibitors are, of course, charged rent for the space they occupy.