HC Deb 21 July 1959 vol 609 cc1045-6
14. Mr. Barter

asked the Minister of Works whether he now proposes to continue the series of building plant exhibit- tions organised by his Department in various parts of the country.

Mr. H. Nicholls

These exhibitions have achieved their object of stimulating the use of mechanical plant, by showing the plant actually at work, and my right hon. Friend believes that industry itself should now be responsible for any further development of this idea. With this in mind, the Department does not contemplate organising any more of these exhibitions.

Mr. Barter

May I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Minister on the success of these exhibitions and at the same time express the hope that he is satisfied that the industry is in a position to take over where he has left off?

Mr. Nicholls

Yes, Sir. We have every reason to believe that those concerned in industry will continue these exhibitions if time shows that they are really wanted.