HC Deb 30 July 1937 vol 326 cc3506-7
23. Mr. Lyons

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, whether he will enumerate the main exhibits at the British Pavilion of the Paris Exhibition; and by which Department the same were accepted and approved.

Mr. R. S. Hudson (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the official catalogue of the exhibits in the United Kingdom Pavilion. As regards the second part of the Question, the responsibility for the selection of exhibits and for their arrangement and display in the Pavilion was, as I have more than once explained, entrusted by His Majesty's Government to the Council for Art and Industry.

24. Sir P. Hannon

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, whether he has considered the copy sent to him of a resolution adopted at a meeting of the council of the Birmingham Jewellers' and Silversmiths' Association on 19th July last, which expresses concern on the adverse impression created abroad by the British pavilion at the Paris Exhibition in comparison with the pavilions of other countries; and whether any effort is being made to make the pavilion more attractive in the Exhibition of British industrial exhibits.

Mr. Hudson

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. I understand that a Sub-Committee of the Council for Art and Industry is at present considering what changes, if any, should be made in particular exhibits.

Sir P. Hannon

Will the right hon. Gentleman give consideration to the points raised in the letter in the "Times" this morning on the Paris Exhibition from the hon. Member for Maidstone (Mr. Bossom)?

Mr. Gallacher

Will the hon. Member visit the Soviet Union pavilion and see how a pavilion should be set out?

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