HC Deb 26 February 1952 vol 496 cc125-6W
91. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Minister of Works the financial outcome of the South Bank Exhibition.

Mr. Eccles

The revenue was about £1,930,000, which is some £75,000 in excess of the estimate. Firm figures of the cost cannot be given pending the demolition of the buildings and the conclusion of the negotiations on a number of contracts. It is, however, not expected that the final figure will exceed by any large amount the estimate of cost which was £6,445,000 on the Festival Office Votes including operational staff, but without allowance for the services of headquarters staff or publicity, or the expenditure of Departments other than the Festival Office.