HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 c1520
72 and 73. Miss Ward

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what part the British Council of Art and Industry is taking in the Empire Exhibition of this year at Glasgow and the exhibition next year in New York;

(2) whether any financial assistance is being given to the British Council of Art and Industry in connection with forthcoming exhibitions?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Euan Wallace)

Approval has been given to expenditure from public funds by the Scottish Committee of the Council for Art and Industry of an amount not exceeding £4,000 to provide an exhibit at the Empire Exhibition at Glasgow. The committee will also be responsible for the erection and furnishing of a house and two flats at the exhibition, but in this case no part of the cost will fall upon public funds. No arrangements have been made for participation by the council in any other forthcoming exhibition.

Miss Ward

Is the Scottish Committee a branch of the council which was responsible for the rather unfortunate pavilion in the Paris Exhibition?

Captain Wallace

I would rather see that question on the Paper.

Miss Ward

May I ask whether the committee has been reorganised?