HC Deb 17 March 1959 vol 602 c12W
54. Mr. Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, notwithstanding the efforts of a number of British businessmen, the British Pavilion at the recent Leipzig Fair was the poorest and most unrepresentative of all the national pavilions; and, as it is necessary to advertise the various types of British products to the various countries of the East, whether he will, before the next Leipzig Fair, take the necessary action to ensure that British products and the British way of life are well represented, as at the recent Brussels Exhibition.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

No. This was not a British Government pavilion since we do not recognise the East German Authorities and we could not as a Government participate in the Leipzig Fair which is organised by those Authorities. But I have no reason to think that the businessmen who exhibit in the Fair do less than justice to the goods they put on show there.

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