HC Deb 21 November 1950 vol 481 cc195-6
46. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Lord President of the Council if Festival Gardens Limited have considered for inclusion in the Festival Pleasure Gardens the fun-fair ride, details of which have been sent to him.

Mr. H. Morrison

The hon. and gallant Member has informed me that the Manager of Festival Gardens Limited is already considering the inclusion of this item in the Festival Pleasure Gardens. I really have no right to intervene in this correspondence about the business operations of a commercial company, and I must ask the House to be so good as not to expect me to answer this type of Question in future.

Air Commodore Harvey

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the point of the Question is that a firm of manufacturers in Congleton has been exporting this equipment to the United States, and does he not think it is absurd that he should spend dollars when this equipment is available in Britain? Further, why is it that, since the Question was tabled, his representative, the Festival Manager, has been to Congleton and reported favourably on the equipment?

Mr. Morrison

I do not know about that. [HON. MEMBERS: "Ah."] I am not going to know about it, either. This thing must run, and people must get on with their work. I really cannot be answerable to the House on every detail of a series of Questions which are becoming a little more numerous than is necessary.