Christmas Cards

Meeting: 
MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Reference: 
2000/0417
Question By: 
Richard Barnes
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does the Mayor support the expunging, both pictorially and in the written word of Christmas from the Greater London Authority's Christmas cards which are sent in celebration of an important religious festival?

Answer

Answer for Christmas Cards

Answer for Christmas Cards

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Unfortunately, I have been slightly distracted over the past few months, by issues such as preparation of strategies and funding the Underground, so I have not devoted as much attention as I might to the vital question of the GLA Christmas Card. I would have been perfectly happy for the cards to say `Merry Christmas', but I was happy to compromise with `Season's Greetings', as this is a season when all Londoners enjoy a holiday. As far as I know, none of the GLA's chosen cards has a religious picture, unless you include a view of St Pauls Cathedral or the pagan symbolism of the Christmas tree.