HC Deb 27 June 1938 vol 337 cc1517-8
29. Sir Joseph Leech

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, in relation to the "Come-to-Britain" movement, any steps are being taken to organise a British musical centre at Bath or any other suitable English city, or Glyndebourne, so as to meet the requirements of distinguished international musicians, British music lovers, and overseas tourists who prefer not to attend Salzburg and other Central European musical festivals?

Mr. R. S. Hudson (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I understand that the leading musical interests in Britain, with the collaboration of the Travel Association and other bodies, are organising a London Music Festival in the spring of 1939, which it is hoped will become an annual event, and will attract music lovers from overseas.