HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 cc1559-60
23. Sir W. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he intends to announce to the people of Scotland what detailed plans are agreed for the Festival of Britain celebration in Scotland.

Miss Herbison

An outline of the plans for Festival of Britain activities in Scotland was published in the Scottish Press last January, following a Press conference held by the chairman of the Scottish Committee, the Right Hon. Thomas Johnston. The Scottish Committee will shortly circulate a booklet to local authorities and voluntary associations in Scotland describing the Festival programme and indicating how they can help to supplement it. Further statements giving plans in greater detail will be made whenever this can usefully be done.

Sir W. Darling

Will the hon. Lady bear in mind the very important Festival in Edinburgh which takes place during the summer months, and see that it is not overshadowed by her right hon. Friend the Festival of Britain promoter?

Miss Herbison

We hope that our Festival in Edinburgh will play a great part in the Festival of Britain.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

is it not a fact that the Festival of Britain is being produced by the Lord President of the Council because he is jealous of the great International Festival in Edinburgh, now well-established?