HC Deb 05 March 1934 vol 286 c1532W

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will arrange for special facilities, such as free admission, to be given to shop assistants to visit the British Industries Fair?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

I am afraid that the answer must be in the negative. The British Industries Fair being organised on a self-supporting basis, the revenue obtained from visitors is as necessary to the proper conduct of the Fair as is that obtained from exhibitors. It is, moreover, doubtful whether such a scheme as my hon. and gallant Friend proposes would be practicable.