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Blind Persons

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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117.

asked the Minister of Works whether he will arrange with the executive of the Festival of Britain to admit to the South Bank Exhibition a blind person and his guide at a single person's entrance fee.

No. The Festival organisers examined this and similar suggestions and reluctantly came to the conclusion that such facilities could not, in fairness, be given to one group unless the same facilities were given to the many other groups who might be considered to have a comparable claim. As a result, as the House will know, only organised parties of schoolchildren accompanied by teachers are allowed special terms.