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During the Olympia fair in June, I carried out my own survey of fellow exhibitors who were members of both LAPADA and BADA [regarding a merger of the two trade bodies].

My survey was by no means comprehensive but your readers may be interested to know that of the members I questioned, 23 were in favour of a merger, with only one being against.

Could I again, through your letters page, invite both organisations to reveal their attitude, either in favour or against such a merger.

In my opinion, they should survey their own exhibiting members and then act according to those wishes. There is currently just too much duplication of effort and expense.

Jeremy Taylor

The Taylor Gallery, London