§ 56. Mr. DUNCAN
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether his Department is taking steps to decorate the public buildings on the line of route on the occasion of the royal wedding on 29th November; arid Whether he has any information as to similar steps which may be taken by owners of other property on the line of route?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)
Yes, Sir. Arrangements are being made by my Department to carry out a scheme of decoration consisting of flags suspended from horizontal poles fixed to the roofs or over upper windows of the chief public buildings under my control. The special stands on the line of route are also being decorated with emblems of His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent and the national flags of Greece and Denmark. I understand that the Westminster City Council is erecting Venetian masts with pendants, etc., on a definite scheme in Whitehall and Parliament Street and Parliament Square, and is suggesting to occupiers of buildings on and adjoining the line of route that they should decorate their premises. I am hopeful that the efforts of private persons will be added 2146 to, and conform generally to those of the City of Westminster and my Department.
§ Mr. THORNE
Has the right hon. Gentleman made any recommendation as to whether any particular flower should be worn on this day—roses red or violets blue?