HC Deb 31 January 1956 vol 548 cc749-50
38. Mr. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is satisfied that British industry was adequately represented at the Indian Industries Fair and at the Pakistan International Fair; and whether he will review the existing policy with regard to such matters in the light of special conditions existing in Asia.

The Minister of State, Board of Trade (Mr. A. R. W. Low)

We are now considering whether any special action should be taken for future fairs in this area in view of the special conditions to which my hon. Friend refers.

Mr. Smithers

I am much obliged.

Mr. Bottomley

Is the Minister aware that we have been urging this action upon him for some time? Will he not expedite the decision? Is he aware that British trade is suffering because of lack of policy on trade fairs generally?

Mr. Low

It is a fact that my right hon. Friend and I have answered Questions on this subject frequently.