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Opening

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1951

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105.

asked the Minister of Works whether the Festival of Britain will be opened on the advertised date.

The Festival of Britain will be opened by His Majesty The King on Thursday, 3rd May, as already announced.

111.

asked the Minister of Works if he is aware that invitations to Members of Parliament to visit the Festival of Britain on 4th May, asked for a reply by 5th April, whereas the invitation was not received till 6th April; and what steps he proposes to take to rectify this error.

112.

asked the Minister of Works if he is aware that invitations to Members of Parliament to attend the opening of the Festival of Britain received on 6th April requested an answer by 5th April; and what arrangements he is making in these circumstances.

113.

asked the Minister of Works why the invitation to hon. Members of Parliament to attend the opening of the Festival of Britain, posted at 5.15 p.m. on 5th April, indicated that if acceptance was not received by 5th April it would be necessary to re-allot admission cards.

The date should have been amended to 12th April and I very much regret that in a number of cases this was not done.