HC Deb 10 July 1950 vol 477 cc951-2
45. Sir T. Moore

asked the Lord President of the Council what are the instructions or advice he has given to the local authorities concerned in regard to the application of the Licensing Acts to the catering arrangements for the Festival of Britain.

The Lord President of the Council (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

No instructions have been issued nor advice given since, as I explained in reply to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Mr. Teeling) on 3rd July last, the catering arrangements for the Festival of Britain will be subject to the normal licensing procedure.

Sir T. Moore

In view of the well-known affection for Scotch whisky displayed by our Transatlantic visitors and others, would the right hon. Gentleman arrange with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Food to have an increased allocation for the home market for the period of the Festival?

Mr. Morrison

No doubt my right hon. Friend has heard the hon. and gallant Gentleman's question.

71. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Minister of Transport if he will make comprehensive arrangements for as much urgent road work in London as practicable to be finished this year, so as to limit as far as possible the opening up of the surface of the streets during the Festival of Britain in 1951.

67. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that no major road works are undertaken in Central London during the period of the Festival of Britain.

The Minister of Transport (Mr. Barnes)

I have already asked highway authorities in the central area of London to ensure that the least possible road work is done during the Festival, and works are being advanced or retarded with this object. I shall keep the same object well in mind in considering programmes of work for execution next year.