HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 c682
85. Sir P. Hannon

asked the Secretary to the Department of Overseas Trade what progress is being made in the preparation of exhibits for the Fashion Exhibition at Buenos Aires and Rio in the forthcoming spring under the auspices of his Department and the Export Council?

Sir J. Edmondson

Arrangements are being completed for the exhibition to he known as "The London Fashion Collection for South America" to be presented in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Montevideo, in April next. It will comprise a number of models which have been specially designed by nine of the leading London dressmakers from fabrics supplied by the Export Groups representing every branch of the textile industry.

Sir P. Hannon

Would my hon. and gallant Friend say whether the Department is receiving the active co-operation of all those interested in sending exhibits to the places mentioned in his reply?

Sir J. Edmondson

I understand so.

Sir J. Lamb

Can he say whether these are live or dead models?

Sir J. Edmondson

They are very much alive.