HC Deb 28 May 1965 vol 713 c129W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will ask local authorities within a reasonable radius of Association Football grounds where World Cup competition games will be played in July, 1966, to arrange for public receptions to be held for visitors from all over the world.

Mr. Denis Howell

The Football Association are in touch with the local authorities in the cities and towns where the World Cup games are to be played, on the subject of hospitality for overseas visitors. In my visits to the grounds, at some of which I met local authorities representatives, I stressed the importance which I attached to the making of satisfactory arrangements for the reception of such visitors. I am confident that the authorities in question will play their part, but I am grateful to my hon. Friend for calling public attention to the matter.