HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 c1959W

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, in considering the grant to be made by the Government in the ensuing year to the Travel and Industrial Association of Great Britain and Ireland, he will take into account the fact that the contribution payable by local authorities is disproportionately large compared with the sum of £4,000 contributed by the Government last year; and whether, in view of the value of the work done by this association in attracting visitors to this country, an additional sum can be granted by the Government to further the work?


I recognise, of course, the value of the work done by the Travel and Industrial Development Association of Great Britain and Ireland. I cannot, however, agree that the contributions of local authorities can be accepted as a criterion of the amount to be provided by the Government. My hon. and gallant Friend can rest assured that all relevant considerations will be given due weight in deciding upon the sum which can be made available from public funds in the next financial year.