§ Mr. LUNN
I am informed by the British Empire Exhibition Authorities that no plays will be given at the Exhibition, but I am asking that special consideration shall be given to the claims of ex-service actors in connection with any entertainments in which their services could be suitably utilised. With regard to the second part of the question, a series of massed band concerts will be performed my military bands, and members of His Majesty's Forces will take part in a torchlight tattoo. Troops will also be employed in the Pageant of Empire, but I should explain that the large majority of performers will be volunteers.
§ Mr. HARMSWORTH
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether a contract for all chairs required for the British Empire Exhibition has been placed with an Austrian firm?