HC Deb 11 December 1947 vol 445 cc1186-7
44. Mr. Turton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what reply he has given to the proposal that H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth's wedding dress, or copies thereof shall be shown to the public outside London, and whether the Yorkshire centres of the clothing industry will be permitted to enjoy this opportunity.

Mr. Belcher

I have been informed by the Keeper of the Privy Purse that H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth would have no objection to replicas of her wedding dress being made for exhibition by some disinterested organisation in this country, the Dominions and abroad. The cost of producing the replicas will have to be considered, and if they are made, under what auspices they will be exhibited. If one is shown in this country, the hon. Member will be able to discuss his question with the sponsoring organisation.

Mr. Turton

Is the Minister aware that those words will cause great pleasure throughout the whole of this country, and so far as Yorkshire is concerned, a large number of Yorkshire men and women will be happy to make financial and other contributions to have such a display in the County of York?

Mr. Belcher

I am quite sure that is true.

Mrs. Jean Mann

As the material for the dress was woven in Scotland, where does Scotland come into this picture?