HC Deb 05 February 1934 vol 285 cc808-9W

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department, how many countries other than Great Britain are arranging for official or unofficial representation at the forthcoming Levant Fair at Tel Aviv; whether British representation will be on a larger scale than that of any other country; and what degree of representation is already assured?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

According to the most recent information available in the Department of Overseas Trade, eight countries, in addition to the United Kingdom, have decided to participate officially in the forthcoming Levant Fair at Tel Aviv. It is understood that all of these will be erecting national pavilions. It is not yet possible to give the relative sizes of these national displays, though I am informed on good authority that the British Pavilion is likely to be the largest of the individual national buildings. It is believed that six other countries are contemplating participation, but official information of this has not yet been received. I am informed by the Federation of British Industries, which is organising the United Kingdom representation, that exhibits will be on a satisfactory scale not only in the national pavilion but also in other sections.