HC Deb 14 March 1950 vol 472 c38W
49. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Lord President of the Council what arrangements are being made for the Festival of Britain to cover matters relating to religion.

Mr. H. Morrison

Last October, the Archbishop of Canterbury, together with leaders of other churches, established a special committee to advise on and to co-ordinate, the churches' participation in the Festival of Britain. This interdenominational committee is known as the Festival of Britain Advisory Committee of the Christian Churches and the Chairman is the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend A. C. Don, who is also a member of the Festival of Britain Council. The Advisory Committee has been working in the closest collaboration with the Festival of Britain authorities since its inception, and I am satisfied that due care is being taken to ensure that matters relating to religion shall take their proper place in the centenary celebrations, not only in London but throughout the country. Details of these arrangements are nearing completion and an announcement indicating their scope will be made at a later date.