HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 cc13-4
17. Mr. Michael Foot

asked the Minister of Works whether he has any further statement to make about visits by Members of Parliament to the South Bank and Festival Gardens sites.

Mr. Stokes

Yes, Sir. As I told the House in reply to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Woodside (Mr. Bennett), on 15th March, no ban has been or will be put on visits by Members of Parliament to the site of the South Bank Exhibition but because of the vital importance of avoiding as much as possible any interruption to this last stage of preparation for the opening day, I feel that even visits by Members of Parliament should be limited somewhat and I must, therefore, ask that such visits shall be confined to Tuesdays, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., both to the South Bank and to Festival Gardens.

I would remind hon. Members that if they want to visit the site they should make an appointment beforehand with the Director General of the Festival for the South Bank or with the Secretary of Festival Gardens, Limited, for the Gardens.

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