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Festival Of Britain (Overseas Visitors)

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 14 June 1950

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is proposing to take, either by the issue of lists of approved hotels or otherwise, to help visitors to the Festival of Britain to avoid being charged unreasonable prices for food and accommodation.

As the hon. Member for Solihull (Mr. M. Lindsay) was informed on 18th May last, the London

Statistics relating to inland postings and to claims for total loss paid in the years mentioned are as follows:Hotels Information Service will give overseas visitors to the Festival of Britain information about available accommodation, in all categories of hotel and boarding house. The Information Service will' ensure that establishments on their list provide a reasonable standard of accommodation and service. The prices quoted will be those shown in the published tariffs of the hotels on the list, and any allegation of unfair prices will be investigated by the Service.