HC Deb 15 May 1947 vol 437 c176W
44. Mr. Erroll

asked the President of the Board of Trade, to what extent preparations for the British Industries Fair were impeded by the actions of certain trades union officials; and what steps does he propose taking to avoid a repetition at similar fairs and exhibitions sponsored by his department in the future

Sir S. Cripps

Preparations for the British Industries Fair were not impeded by any action on the part of trade union officials and the second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise. I should, however, like to express my thanks to the many trade unionists who by their special efforts made it possible to open the Fair on time.