British Empire Exhibition.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 16th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

I rather hesitate to go into any detail as to the contract, because the responsibility for the exhibition is in the hands of the Executive Council. The Government is in exactly the same position as the other guarantors. I understand that it is not possible to invite tenders in a case of this kind, because you cannot give specific plans on which to tender. That, I think, is the recognised fact in connection with all exhibition buildings of that class, but I understand that other firms were consulted, and the Executive Council decided that the offer they accepted was a suitable one.