HC Deb 08 December 1932 vol 272 cc1774-5

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the Folkestone decision in which amateur cricketers cannot be regarded as distinguished persons within the meaning of the Act permitting the entertainment of distinguished personages, and seeing that all seaside places entertain distinguished visitors in the course of the year, he will issue a circular to local authorities laying down rules for their guidance in the entertainment of distinguished visitors?


I should like to make it clear that the communication in question to the Folkestone Town Council as to whether amateur cricketers are distinguished persons was confined to the legal and not the popular acceptance of that term. As to the second part of the question, I have no authority to lay down general rules for the guidance of local authorities in such a matter.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that cricketers from this country have recently had a gallant victory? Are not they distinguished people?

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