Oral Answers to Questions — Festival of Britain

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Luke Teeling Mr Luke Teeling , Brighton 12:00 am, 27th July 1949

asked the Lord President of the Council what arrangements are being made to house visitors to London for the 1951 Festival; and whether in view of the fact that Brighton is being used already this year as an alternative hotel centre for those unable to obtain London accommodation, he will consider the use of it as such in 1951.

Photo of Mr Arthur Bottomley Mr Arthur Bottomley , Rochester Chatham

I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 11th July to my hon. Friend, the Member for West Leicester (Mr. Janner). I would certainly hope that Brighton, as well as other places on the coast, and inland towns with reasonable transport facilities for London, will help towards accommodating visitors in 1951.

Photo of Mr Luke Teeling Mr Luke Teeling , Brighton

In these circumstances, will the hon. Gentleman keep in touch with the Transport Commission if there is to be a special railway station and see that those towns which have a quick service to London will be able to divert trains to the Festival itself?

Photo of Mr Arthur Bottomley Mr Arthur Bottomley , Rochester Chatham

All these matters are being considered.