§ 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?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
, 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.