HC Deb 19 July 1946 vol 425 cc276-7W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of leather-covered, wooden and other tables, respectively, which were used as stands outside the five windows reserved for Colonial and Dominion visitors on Victory day; why no steps were taken to bring them under cover from the rain after the Victory Parade; and why proper care was not taken of Government property.

Mr. George Hall

In the absence of other material for providing stands, three old rexine covered and eight wooden tables were used. They were covered with mail bags when it became evident that the rain was likely to continue, and were taken under cover as soon as the limited staff on duty became available from other work. None of the tables was damaged, and I do not accept the suggestion that proper care was not taken of Government property.