49. Mr. C. I. Orr-Ewing
asked the Lord President of the Council whether the firms in the soft drinks industry were given the opportunity to tender for supplies to the Festival of Britain before one firm was given the monopoly.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I assume that the Question relates to the South Bank Exhibition. No monopoly has been given by the Festival Office. The catering concessionaires make their own arrangements for supplies, including soft drinks. The Festival Office is at present considering tenders for ice-cream kiosks in the South Bank where soft drinks will also be sold, but the successful concessionaires will make their own arrangements for supplies of soft drinks.