HC Deb 08 May 1924 vol 173 c609
25. Major BURNIE

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that many provincial school children are visiting London this year to see the British Empire Exhibition; and, as this is an excellent opportunity for these children to see places of historic interest in the capital, will he use his good offices to have the admission fees to such places as the Tower of London remitted on days suitable for these parties?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I understand from my right hon. Friend the First Commissioner of Works that the greater part of the Tower of London is open on Saturdays free of charge, and that parties of school children, accompanied by a responsible teacher, are admitted free on Fridays to the whole of the Tower without previous application being necessary. For any further particulars, I would refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend.

Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

Will the right hon. Gentleman discourage any idea of taking children round to see the general sights of London if they are likely to be already exhausted by the extremely interesting sights of the Wembley Exhibition?