HC Deb 15 March 1960 vol 619 cc1095-6
9. Commander Courtney

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the estimated cost to the Government and to British industry, respectively, of the official British Trade Fair in Helsinki in 1957.

Mr. Enroll

The British Trade Fair at Helsinki in 1957 was organised by British Overseas Fairs Limited on behalf of the Federation of British Industries. The cost of the official exhibit in the Fair was £12,008. I have no information about the cost to British industry.

Commander Courtney

Can my hon. Friend assure the House that he takes the best possible political and commercial advice before investment of this magnitude is undertaken?

Mr. Erroll

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade is guided by the Exhibitions Advisory Committee, of which I am chairman. It comprises a number of eminent industrialists, whose advice is extremely valuable in these matters.

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