HC Deb 14 May 1897 vol 49 cc506-7
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether it has been brought to his notice that during the Easter Recess many excursionists were disappointed through Westminster Mall being closed to the public except on Monday and Tuesday; and whether he will consider the advisability of permitting the public to view the Hall between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the whole of the Whitsuntide Recess instead of upon two days only?


I regret to find that, owing to a misunderstanding of the new regulations, Westminster Hall was closed to the public on certain days in Easter week. I have communicated with the police authorities desiring that the public may be admitted daily throughout the year, at any hour, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at which Parliament is not sitting. This order will not apply to Sundays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday.