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British Industries Fair (Empire Exhibits)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 20 May 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade under what conditions exhibits from the Empire were allowed into this country for display purposes on the stands at the British Industries Fair.

In accordance with past practice, a very small allocation of space was made at the British Industries Fair in 1947 to Dominion and Colonial Governments to display the products of their countries, but the primary purpose and the major proportion of available space was devoted to United Kingdom goods for export. Such Empire exhibits as it was necessary to bring specially to this country for exhibition at the British Industries Fair in 1947 were allowed entry on an undertaking that the goods were for exhibition only and not for sale in the United Kingdom