HC Deb 07 June 1888 vol 326 c1406
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, With what object is the subway from Palace Yard to the Embankment kept closed to the public; how many constables are kept on duty in or about the subway; and, whether he will give instructions for the subway to be re-opened for the convenience of hon. Members and of the public generally?


, in reply, said, this subway was closed in 1885, with the view to the safety of the House; but he would communicate with the Office of Works, and see whether it could not be re-opened, at any rate for the convenience of Members. There were 10 constables on duty there; and he would consider the further question as to whether it could be opened to the public.