§ Mr. Temple-Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the total costs arising to public funds from the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the women's vote.
§ Mr. Marks
The major costs falling on public funds are those relating to the organisation of an exhibition in Westminster Hall, associated work on touring this exhibition to Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff, and the provision for a leaflet, poster and limited advertising to publicise the anniversary events. There will also be an open-air meeting in London on 2nd July and a reception to be given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister. The total cost is estimated to be approximately £70,000.
No additional public expenditure is involved in other events which, although sponsored by the Government, are being organised largely on a voluntary basis. These include a golden gala performance at the London Palladium on 2nd July in which more than 100 women artistes are giving their services free. The proceeds will go to a range of charities.