HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 c20W
Mr. Hale

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared to consult with the Dominion Governments with a view to the holding as early as possible of an Empire Trade Fair.

Sir S. Cripps

It is the intention to hold the British Industries Fair in the first half of 1947. In accordance with past practice, space will be reserved for Empire trade exhibits. A committee under the chairmanship of Lord Ramsden has just reported on the policy and plans for future exhibitions and fairs. The report is now being considered. Any decision as to holding a special Empire Trade Fair will depend on the outcome of these considerations.