§ 27. Mr. Day
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will give particulars of the number of years still to run of a contract entered into on behalf of the Overseas Trade Department for the use of premises in London for the holding of a British Industries Fair, stating the number of weeks in each year this must be held and the rental or other consideration paid for this accommodation, including the pay of persons employed on salary by the Department and engaged in the organisation and conduct of the British Industries Fair, and the total amount paid in salary for those persons during the previous 12 months?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Dr. Burgin)
I have been asked to reply. The contract entered into by the Overseas Trade Department with Olympia, Limited, for the use of premises in London for the holding of the British Industries Fair will terminate after the close of the Fair to be held in 1939. The tenancy is for a period of six weeks in each year. Additional premises at the White City have been hired on the basis of an annual tenancy agreement, for the purpose of housing a part of the Fair, the tenancies created covering a period of six weeks in each year. In no case is the pay of persons employed by the Department and engaged in the organisation of the Fair included in the payment for rent. For further information, I would refer the hon. Member to the accounts of the London Section of the Fair contained in the Annual Volume of Trading Accounts and Balance Sheets which can be obtained from the Vote Office.