HC Deb 23 June 1931 vol 254 cc236-7W

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, whether his attention has been called to the absence of effective British representation at the French Colonial Exhibition; whether this was due to financial reasons; and whether he can make a statement on the subject?


Whilst His Majesty's Government were regretfully unable, on grounds of expense, to participate in the International Colonial Exhibition now being held near Paris, an inquiry bureaus was organised in the "Cité des Informations" which is an annex to the exhibition. The bureau is equipped to deal with inquiries regarding economic aspects of varying parts of the British Empire and includes in addition an information bureau organised by the Travel Association of Great Britain and Ireland, and a special exhibit designed to show the progress made in the prevention and cure of tropical disease throughout the Empire. I understand that this exhibit has attracted marked attention.