HC Deb 21 April 1952 vol 499 cc10-1
13. Lieut.-Colonel Marcus Lipton

asked the Minister of Transport when his consultations began with the Home Office about holding the Lord Mayor's Show on Saturdays; and why those consultations have been so prolonged.

Mr. Maclay

This matter has been under consideration ever since I assumed office and, I believe, for some time before, but my right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary and I will try to reach a conclusion as soon as practicable.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

While I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for answering this Question at all, even if the answer is unsatisfactory, may I ask him to come to an early decision on the matter, otherwise we shall have to press for a statement on the subject from No. 10, Downing Street?

Mr. Maclay

The hon. and gallant Gentleman stresses this point regularly and effectively, but he knows very well that there are a great many interests involved in a decision like this, and a great many considerations.

Mr. C. R. Attlee

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the co-ordinator co-ordinates these things at all? There does not seem much of it.

Sir Harold Webbe

Will my hon. Friend give us an assurance that no consideration of alleged urgency will prevent his giving every aspect of the problem the most detailed and prolonged study?