Festival of Britain

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd May 1950.

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Photo of Sir William Darling Sir William Darling , Edinburgh South 12:00 am, 2nd May 1950

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he intends to announce to the people of Scotland what detailed plans are agreed for the Festival of Britain celebration in Scotland.

Photo of Miss Peggy Herbison Miss Peggy Herbison , Lanarkshire North

An outline of the plans for Festival of Britain activities in Scotland was published in the Scottish Press last January, following a Press conference held by the chairman of the Scottish Committee, the Right Hon. Thomas Johnston. The Scottish Committee will shortly circulate a booklet to local authorities and voluntary associations in Scotland describing the Festival programme and indicating how they can help to supplement it. Further statements giving plans in greater detail will be made whenever this can usefully be done.

Photo of Sir William Darling Sir William Darling , Edinburgh South

Will the hon. Lady bear in mind the very important Festival in Edinburgh which takes place during the summer months, and see that it is not overshadowed by her right hon. Friend the Festival of Britain promoter?

Photo of Miss Peggy Herbison Miss Peggy Herbison , Lanarkshire North

We hope that our Festival in Edinburgh will play a great part in the Festival of Britain.

Photo of Colonel Sir Alan Gomme-Duncan Colonel Sir Alan Gomme-Duncan , Perth and East Perthshire

is it not a fact that the Festival of Britain is being produced by the Lord President of the Council because he is jealous of the great International Festival in Edinburgh, now well-established?