HC Deb 13 December 1950 vol 482 cc1124-5
34. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what recommendations have been made to colonial Governments in respect of facilities and arrangements for official and non-official representatives from the colonial territories visiting this country during the Festival of Britain.

Mr. J. Griffiths

I certainly hope that there will be many visitors from the colonial territories next year. I have not made any recommendations to colonial Governments, but I am considering whether special arrangements to invite colonial representatives can be made. I cannot say more at present.

Mr. Sorensen

While a portion of that answer gives great satisfaction, would not my right hon. Friend agree that everything should be done to encourage colonials to come to this country? Further, can he say whether any part of the Festival will be devoted to colonial exhibits?

Mr. Griffiths

As I have said, I am giving attention to this problem. Perhaps my hon. Friend will have a word with me about it later.