§ 132. Mr. Deedes
asked the President of the Board of Trade what action has been taken by the British Travel and Holidays Association to bring to the attention of West London theatre managers and transport authorities the considerations in favour of later opening of theatres in London during festival year.
§ Mr. Bottomley
I understand that the British Travel and Holidays Association have examined, in consultation with organisations representing the theatre, hotel, catering and transport interests, the suggestion that it would be advantageous to the tourist and holiday trades if the opening of theatres in London were postponed until 8 p.m. or thereabouts. The Association inform us, however, that the Society of West End Theatre Managers has not felt able to recommend its members to adopt this suggestion.