HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 c147W
50. Mr. Ian Harvey

asked the Lord President of the Council what facilities, both from the point of view of competitors and spectators, are being provided at the Festival of Britain in 1951 for the display of British sports.

Mr. H. Morrison

I assume that the hon. Member has in mind the nation-wide Festival as a whole rather than any particular event. The Festival Office has asked governing bodies of sport to link up their annual programmes with the Festival. A number of organisations have decided to stage special events and in many cases are inviting other countries to take part. National organisations for sport are asking their clubs throughout the country to participate in local Festival plans by getting in touch with the local authorities responsible. Many organisations have already sent the Festival Office details of their special programmes.