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Opening (Sunday)

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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51.

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will take steps to ensure that the opening of the Festival of Britain does not take place on a Sunday.

As already announced, the opening of the Festival of Britain will be broadcast to the world from the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral by His Majesty The King after a service of dedication in St. Paul's Cathedral on Thursday, 3rd May, 1951.

Does the Lord President know that in England even would-be dictators have to bow sometimes to public opinion?

Can the Lord President say if it has been decided yet whether the Exhibition should be open on Sundays?

What advice has been tended by the Churches Advisory Council—I believe that is what it is called—on the question of the Festival being open on Sundays?

I admit that the Question on the Order Paper is perhaps a little vague but, as I understand it, that is not the question intended to be put.