HC Deb 22 June 1925 vol 185 cc1063-4
31. Colonel DAY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, in view of the fact that only 43,827 persons visited the British Empire Exhibition on Monday, 15th June, and in view of the many complaints of stall-holders of the bad attendances owing to the high cost of admission, he will consider the advisability of recommending to the management authorities a popular price of admission for certain days in the week at the price of 6d.?


asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has any further statement to make with regard to the proposed alteration of either entrance alone or fares and entrance to the British Empire Exhibition?


As the hon. Members will be aware from the Press, the British Empire Exhibition authorities have made arrangements with the railway companies whereby the price of combined return railway and admission tickets issued within the. London zone has been reduced from 2s. 9d. to 2s. or 1s. 6d., according to the length of the journey, and with the tramway and omnibus undertakings whereby combined omnibus, tramway and admission tickets will be available at the same rates. I have brought the suggestion made by the hon. and gallant Member for Central Southwark (Colonel Day) to the notice of the exhibition authorities, but they regret that they are unable to adopt it.

Colonel DAY

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there are many hundreds of thousands of people who never have the opportunity of visiting this exhibition, and will he consider recommending that it be thrown open on Sundays?


No, Sir.


That question does not arise here.