HC Deb 08 February 1962 vol 653 c81W
Mr. Eden

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what response there has been to the programme of Commonwealth Weeks in Great Britain.

Mr. Braine

The Commonwealth Exhibition with its supporting activities known collectively as the Commonwealth Weeks has now completed a programme of visits to fifteen towns in different parts of Britain. It has been seen by nearly 900,000 people. The Exhibition was supported by a variety of functions and activities, arranged either by local authorities, Commonwealth societies and other organisations. The Press and radio gave the Exhibition wide publicity amounting to over 30,000 column inches and some 57 hours of radio coverage. Television covered the major occasions.

I wish to express warm thanks to all individuals, authorities and organisations and to the Commonwealth High Commissions who helped to make this enter-price such an outstanding success.

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