§ 79. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he would state on what conditions the Tower of London is open for view to the public; if special facilities are or can be given by which parties of school children can view the historical buildings on any day free of charge; and if he would give instructions that no charge shall be made to parties of school children under proper control, as is now done?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER Of WORKS (Sir Alfred Mond)
The public are admitted to the Tower daily, except on Sundays, Good Friday, and Christmas Day. The fees for admission are 6d. for the Bloody Tower, 6d. for the Jewel House, and 9d. for the combined tour of the vaults and armouries in the White Tower, children being admitted at half- 2112 price. Free admission to the Jewel House and White Tower is granted on Saturdays and Bank Holidays. I am at present considering, in communication with the Board of Education, some extension of the facilities for free admission in the case of conducted parties of elementary school children where the visit is for educational purposes.