HC Deb 10 June 1887 vol 315 cc1592-3
MR. PULESTON (Devonport)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether he can have seats in the enclosure of St. Stephen's Square put up for the families and friends of Members of this House to see the procession on the 21st?


I hope to be able to put up two platforms, one in each of the garden spaces outside of Palace Yard, which spaces are the property of the Government. The smaller will contain about 600 places, and will provide for the Colonial and Indian visitors for whom seats cannot be found in the Abbey. The other platform, having two fronts to the procession, will be larger, and on it I hope I shall be able to find about 1,000 seats for Members and their friends at 10s. for each seat. ["Oh, oh!" laughter, and "Hear, hear!"] Well, no Member will be under any obligation to take a seat. The platforms will be covered in. I cannot bind myself yet to these exact figures, and I hope to be able to give a fuller explanation on next Monday as to the method of obtaining tickets and other particulars. I have made these proposals to meet what I believe to be wishes very generally entertained, and I hope that I may consider that I shall have the approval of the House in carrying them out.

MR. W. LOWTHER (Westmoreland, Appleby)

Will this charge of 10s. per head include refreshments?

MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)

Will the right hon. Gentleman give an abatement if a quantity are taken?

[No reply.]