Festival of Women

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th April 1957.

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Photo of Mr Norman Dodds Mr Norman Dodds , Erith and Crayford 12:00 am, 11th April 1957

In view of the nature of the Budget that we had earlier in the week, how can the Minister say that we are so hard up that he cannot spend any money to help this important Festival to be a success? Does he not appreciate that the fact that a Government Department adopts this attitude lowers prestige with regard to other would-be exhibitors? If he wants a suggestion, will he bear in mind that his Department has, as I understand, an excellent nursing mobile unit? In view of the need to recruit nurses, could he not at least make use of that? Otherwise, is it not disgraceful that he should get up at the Box and be so unhelpful?