§ 42. Captain W. Elliot
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now able to make a statement about the plans for a National Exhibition and Conference Centre in London.
§ Mr. Crosland
I am aware of the strong desire on the part of British industry that the Government should undertake the construction of a National Exhibition and Conference Centre in London. In the light of the general economic situation, however, the Government cannot undertake on their own the considerable capital expenditure involved. I propose, therefore, to have discussions with interested parties to see whether other means of financing are available.