HC Deb 24 October 1950 vol 478 cc2700-1
49. Mr. Bossom

asked the Lord President of the Council whether present estimates that have been announced as the approximate cost of the Festival of Britain include the subsequent dismantling, clearing away and getting the site ready for other uses.

Mr. H. Morrison

I assume that the hon. Member refers to the South Bank Exhibition, which is only part of the Festival. The present estimates include provision for the dismantling of the buildings and the clearance to ground level of the site, after allowing for the salvage value of the buildings.

Mr. Bossom

Could the Lord President put in the OFFICIAL REPORT a detailed estimate showing how this total was made up in order to see where this figure appears?

Mr. Morrison

No, Sir. I am really not going to bother about going into any details about it. We had better get on with the job.