HC Deb 01 July 1902 vol 110 c419
MR. H. C. RICHARDS (Finsbury, E.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will explain why the Military authorities allot an insufficient number of tickets to the Members of the Commons House of Parliament, whilst officials of the Government Departments are permitted a larger number of tickets.

(Answer.) The distribution of tickets for the Review of this morning was entrusted to the Colonial Office, in order that Colonials might receive full share of the places. The arrangements had to be made under very great pressure, but Members of the House of Commons received about 300 tickets, which were distributed in the best manner that time permitted. I am not aware that officials of Government Departments received any large number of places.—(Colonial Office.)