§ Mr. RAINE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if he is prepared to announce immediately the intention of the Government in regard to next year's British Fair instead of waiting until the autumn, so that prospective buyers from Australia and other distant parts of the Empire may be able, should it be intended to hold the fair, to have adequate time for making arrangements to visit the fair?1450W
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
The question of next year's British Industries Fair has already been considered by the Advisory Committee of Exhibitors, who have made urgent representations to me in favour of its continuance. I fully appreciate the importance of an early announcement being issued, and I hope to be able to make a statement very shortly.