Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 30th May 1933.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East


asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, and to what extent, His Majesty's Government will participate in the forthcoming Canadian National Exhibition to be held at Toronto?

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

The Department of Overseas Trade proposes to have, as has been customary in recent years, a commercial information bureau at the exhibition under the direction of His Majesty's Trade Commissioner at Toronto. I may add that, as in the past, steps are being taken by the Federation of British Industries to maintain the fullest representation possible of United Kingdom manufactures.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Can the hon. And gallant Member say whether his Department in England is co-operating with industry in this country with reference to their representation in the exhibition?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

As the answer involves a number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer: