HC Deb 22 May 1919 vol 116 c583W

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that the local authorities of seaside and other holiday resorts, whose resources largely depend on an influx of visitors during the August holidays, view with apprehension the proposal to hold the Peace celebrations in the first week of August, inasmuch as it is probable that many people will prefer to take part in such celebrations in their own neighbourhood who would otherwise take a holiday trip; and whether, in view of the fact that many holiday resorts, especially on the East Coast, have suffered severe losses during the War through visitors avoiding places exposed to enemy attacks, he will arrange that the Peace celebrations shall take place at a period of the year that will not inflict further losses on such resorts?


As I said yesterday, no decision in this matter has yet been taken, but, as my hon. Friend is, I am sure, aware, strong objections could be raised to any date selected.