Orders of the Day — Festival of Britain (Additional Loans) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th June 1951.

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Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Wandsworth Streatham 12:00 am, 25th June 1951

We were told that the fuel crisis was due to the exceptionally cold winter. When we had a cement shortage last year the Lord Privy Seal, as the then Minister of Works, said it was due in large measure to an exceptionally warm winter.