HC Deb 14 December 1916 vol 88 cc897-8W

asked the Minister of Munitions whether it is the intention of his Department to prohibit all fairs being held during 1917; if so, will he say under what powers this action is taken; and how these fairs will interfere with the making of munitions, in view of the fact that they are attended by the public at their times of relaxation?


It is not at present intended to prohibit all fairs during 1917, but only such as fall within Regulation 9D of the Defence of the Realm Regulations,i.e., such as are likely to "impede or delay the production, repair or transport of war material or of any work necessary for the successful prosecution of the War."