HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c625
14. Mr. John Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state his policy in regard to the provision of permits to acquire materials required by exhibitors at trade fairs.

Sir S. Cripps

The policy of this matter must depend on the supplies of the material available. In the case of timber and plywood, owing to the very serious shortage, supplies are normally being released only on a very restricted basis for exhibitions of a national character sponsored by the Government, such as the British Industries Fair.