HC Deb 06 July 1911 vol 27 c1476W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the total cost of the British section of the International Exhibition at Brussels in 1910, and the amount of money received by the Exhibitions Branch of the Board of Trade from exhibitors; the total estimated cost of the British section of the Turin Exhibition, 1911, and the total amount of money received or receivable from exhibitors at that exhibition?


A grant of £135,000 was made in respect of the three exhibitions at Brussels, Rome and Turin conjointly, and it is not possible at present to state the cost of each separately. In the case of Brussels an additional grant of £57,100 was made for reconstructing the British section and to replace losses owing to the fire. The sum received by the exhibitions branch from British exhibitors at Brussels for rent of space occupied was £10,614, and in the case of Turin it is estimated that the amount will be about £ll,000.