§ 23. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he can give any further information relative to the British trade fair at Hong Kong; to what extent His Majesty's Government are now assisting it; and to what extent it is supported by British manufacturers?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
I have been asked to reply. I am informed that the organisers of the British trade fair to be held in Hong Kong in 13 December next have formed an influential committee in this country and that negotiations are proceeding between the organisers and prospective United Kingdom exhibitors. As regards the attitude of His Majesty's Government, the Governor of Hong Kong has accepted the position of Patron, and His Majesty's Consul-General at Canton and the Commercial Secretary for South China (who is also Trade Commissioner, Hong Kong), have been authorised to accept honorary positions as members of the council of the fair.