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School Parties

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Works the number of applications received for tickets for organised school parties to visit the Festival of Britain; and whether such parties will be allowed to visit the fun fair at a reduced cost all round.

The number of tickets sold for the South Bank Exhibition to members of organised school parties is upwards of 260,000. Arrangements at the Festival Pleasure Gardens are a matter for Festival Gardens Ltd., but I understand that reduced admission prices for organised school parties are not being offered, and it would in any case be impracticable to apply them to the fun fair section without applying it to the Gardens as a whole.