§ 82. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the o Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has succeeded in getting together the personnel required, both men and women, for the forthcoming Empire Pageant?
§ Mr. LUNN
I am glad to say that the response to our appeal for voluntary performers for the Pageant of Empire has been most satisfactory. Nearly 15,000 have already enrolled their names, but there is still room for more male voluntary performers, and it is not too late for them to come forward. I may, perhaps, add that the first regular performance of the Pageant will take place next Friday. This postponement is due solely to delays caused by the extension of the Rodeo for a third week, and by the bad weather of the last three or four days. In the meantime, the dress rehearsals, extending from this evening to Thursday, will be open to the public free of charge. Accommodation will be reserved for those holding the complimentary tickets which have already been issued.