HC Deb 10 July 1950 vol 477 cc80-2W
Mr. Janner

asked the Lord President of the Council what is the estimated number of visitors who can be accommodated on the South Bank Festival of Britain Exhibition at any one time in fine weather and wet weather respectively; and whether any decision has yet been reached as to how visitors coming from a long distance to see this exhibition will be able to obtain entry without undue waiting in queues.

Mr. H. Morrison

The estimated capacity of the South Bank Exhibition at any one time is 60,000. It might be expected that in very wet weather this figure would be reduced—perhaps by 25 per cent. The scheme of admissions now under consideration provides for the sale of a large number of advance tickets affording guaranteed admission to the holders during a certain period of the day. This should enable visitors coming from a long distance to obtain entry without queueing.