I beg to ask you, Mr. Speaker, whether you are able to make any communication to the House with regard to the granting by the Lord Great Chamberlain of additional facilities for visitors to view the Palace of Westminster during the Recess?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I have this morning received a communication to the following effect:In order to meet the wishes of the Members of the House of Commons, the Lord Great Chamberlain has given orders that the Palace of Westminster will be open to the public on Wednesday during the Recess from 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, 13th August, and ending on Wednesday, 24th September.
§ Mr. MORRIS
I would point out that certain defacements have occurred, and I should like to ask whether arrangements have been made so that no further defacements of the same character can take place?