HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 c1423W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will consider the inauguration of a substantial fund to be used for advertising British goods and services overseas before and during the currency of the Empire Exhibition, 1938, such fund to be created on the basis of £-for-£contributions by the Government and industrialists, local authorities, and other bodies likely to derive benefit from the Exhibition and the presence of oversea visitors who attend it?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

The Department of Overseas Trade and its officers abroad are already taking steps to make known the existence of the 1938 Empire Exhibition. As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, His Majesty's Government are erecting a United Kingdom Government pavilion. Any expenditure on publicity of the kind suggested is a matter for the Exhibition authorities and the commercial and industrial interests concerned.

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