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San Francisco Exhibition

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 21 July 1914

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asked the Prime Minister whether any fund is available out of which men of science invited to read papers or to take part in the discussions at the conferences in connection with the World's Exhibition at San Francisco, and who are unable to defray the entire expense of the journey, may receive some assistance; and whether assistance of this character is being given by foreign Governments?

No special fund is available for the purpose suggested by the hon. Member. As regards the last part of the question, I am not aware of any such assistance being given by foreign Governments. If conferences, to the expenses of which His Majesty's Government usually contribute, are held at San Francisco during the Exhibition, the usual assistance will be given.

Will the Prime Minister say from what fund the £10,000 is being given to the Sir Ernest Shackleton Expedition?