§ Mr. A. Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what part his Department has played at the All British industrial Fair, staged in Barcelona during April 1964, to further English trade and what increase there has been in demand by Spain of capital goods from the United Kingdom since this fair was opened.
§ Mr. du Cann
The British Industrial Fair at Barcelona, which was opened by my right hon. Friend on 1st April, was organised by British Overseas Fairs Ltd., on behalf of the Federation of British Industries. The Board of Trade made a financial contribution to the cost of renting the premises. Substantial orders for goods shown at the fair have already been reported, but it is too early to assess what lasting effect the lair will have on the export of capital goods to Spain.