Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Mayor's Show

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Marcus Lipton Mr Marcus Lipton , Lambeth Brixton 12:00 am, 31st July 1952

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now make a further statement about holding the Lord Mayor's Show on Saturdays.

Photo of Mr David Maxwell Fyfe Mr David Maxwell Fyfe , Liverpool, West Derby

The traffic problems created by the Lord Mayor's Show have been under examination by a working party representing the interests primarily concerned. I understand that the working party have completed their deliberations and that their report will be in my hands within the next few days.

Photo of Mr Marcus Lipton Mr Marcus Lipton , Lambeth Brixton

Does that mean that there is a possibility, if the working party so recommend, that the Lord Mayor's Show will be held on Saturdays in future, because that would help to minimise traffic congestion and provide an opportunity for many thousands of children to witness this popular display?

Photo of Mr David Maxwell Fyfe Mr David Maxwell Fyfe , Liverpool, West Derby

I think we ought to wait for the report.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon East

Is a working party the same thing as the shorter word "committee"?

Photo of Sir Harold Webbe Sir Harold Webbe , Cities of London and Westminster

Is the traffic congestion caused by the Lord Mayor's Show in the City of London any more serious than the congestion on the Order Paper caused by the hon. and gallant Gentleman's frequent Questions on this subject?