§ 52. Sir B. Janner
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the substantial indirect advantage to the export trade and balance of payments arising from international conferences and congresses held in this country, he will consider what steps can be taken to increase substantially the amount of Government assistance given to all suitable projects of this kind.
§ Mr. Mason
My right hon. Friend is aware of several major projects for new conference centres, including two which are already approaching completion. He will be watching carefully the progress on these and other projects with a view to deciding whether Government support or assistance is necessary and practicable.