Circus (Import from Germany)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th February 1951.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Heywood and Royton 12:00 am, 6th February 1951

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has given his approval to the financial arrangements under which the Williams Circus is to be imported from Germany and established in this country, bringing with it permanent equipment such as trailers, tents and seating.

Photo of Mr Hugh Gaitskell Mr Hugh Gaitskell , Leeds South

Import licences are a matter for my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade. When an import licence is granted any necessary foreign currency is made available auto matically. My latest information, however, is that the circus is not to be established here and that some of the equipment which had already arrived is to be returned.