HC Deb 12 December 1938 vol 342 c1589
38. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he can make a statement on the arrangements that have been made or are proposed to enable this country to be represented in the best possible manner at the 1939 New York World's Fair?

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

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Leicester East (Mr. Lyons) on 1st December.

43. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will arrange for the exhibition, recently held at 10, Downing Street, of quilting, done by miners' wives in the Special Areas, with the consent of those interested, to be shown in the British section of the New York exhibition?

Mr. Hudson

Consideration has already been given to the possibility of including an exhibit of quilting made in the Special Areas, but I regret that considerations of space preclude this.

Miss Ward

Would it not be possible to reconsider that decision, in view of the effect on the Special Areas, and for the encouragement of miners' wives.

Mr. Hudson

The matter cannot be reconsidered on account of considerations of space, but it is always open to anyone interested to have an exhibit in the commercial section of the World's Fair.

Mr. Sorensen

Could there not also be an exhibition of unemployed miners' larders?

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