HC Deb 16 December 1952 vol 509 c1171
9. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the division of the British Industries Fair, due to be held in 1954, into smaller specialised shows, in view of the increasing importance of the show to the nation's economic welfare.

Mr. Mackeson

No major change is contemplated in the arrangements for the British Industries Fair in 1954, but the Exhibitions Advisory Committee have been asked to advise on the arrangements in the longer term, and my right hon. Friend will await their report before considering this and other suggestions.

Mr. Snow

Will the hon. Gentleman satisfy himself that the administration and lay-out of this fair will compare well with such continental fairs as the Vienna Fair and the Brussels Fair? Is he aware that many hon. Members were recently very disconcerted when his right hon. Friend stated that he had received practically no complaints about the purely personal amenities at Birmingham, which conflicted very greatly with the evidence given to some hon. Members?

Mr. Mackeson

I shall be very pleased to receive any constructive suggestions.