HC Deb 23 April 1964 vol 693 cc197-8W
47. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development if he is aware that the Japanese are sending a fair ship to a large number of countries for the purpose of displaying and promoting Japanese products and technolog; and if, in order to maintain the competitive position of the United Kingdom, he will arrange for a similar ship to display British goods.

Mr. Heath

No. The view of my Exhibitions Advisory Committee, with which I agree, is that floating fairs are not worth the heavy expense they involve, and that industry prefers to participate in established trade fairs on land.