17. Miss WARD
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether there is any evidence of increased busi- 844 ness coming to British firms as a result of the British week in Finland; and whether any part of the expenses incurred was a charge on public funds?
§ Lieut.-Colonel J. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
Yes, Sir. But as the particulars are long, I propose, with the consent of my hon. Friend, to circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT. AS regards the second part of question, no charge on public funds was incurred.
As I understand the reply is favourable, is it the intention of the hon. Gentleman to promote further trade exhibitions in other parts of Europe?
§ Following are the particulars: