§ 60. Mr. Boulton
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he will favourably consider granting permission for the sale of alcoholic drinks in refreshment places on the processional route on 12th May?
§ Mr. R. S. Hudson
At the buffets attached to the stands erected by the Government, the occupants will be able to buy sandwiches, buns, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and so on, but after careful consideration my Noble Friend is not prepared to authorise the catering contractor in the Royal parks to apply for an occasional licence to serve intoxicating liquors. He has, of course, himself no power to grant this permission, even in respect of premises under his control.
§ Mr. Macquisten
Does not the hon. Gentleman realise that we need to make provision for dealing with the broken glass from the bottles that people will carry with them?
§ 62. Rear-Admiral Beamish
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First 615 Commissioner of Works, in what buildings Government receptions concerned with the Coronation and the great number of distinguished visitors and guests of the State will take place?
§ Mr. Hudson
Government receptions concerned with the Coronation will take place at Lancaster House, 10, Downing Street, the Foreign Office, India Office and Colonial Office.
§ Read-Admiral Beamish
Has it not been found necessary to hold receptions of this type in such places as museums, and is the space available worthy of this country on such an occasion?