HC Deb 09 February 1937 vol 320 cc212-3
46. Mr. Mander

asked the Lord President of the Council the number of seats to view the Coronation being erected by the Office of Works; what classes of persons are to occupy them; and who will be responsible for the letting and allocation?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Margesson)

I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by the Lord President of the Council yesterday to the hon. Member for Ealing (Sir F. Sanderson) and to the hon. Member for Southwark, Central (Mr. Day). The question of the allocation of these seats is now being considered by the Coronation Committee of the Privy Council.

60. Major Stourton

asked the hon. Member for Ipswich, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, what catering arrangements are being made within the precincts of the Palace of Westminster for the convenience of Members on Coronation day?

Sir John Ganzoni

Catering arrangements for the convenience of Members on Coronation day have not been finally settled, as the exact amount of accommodation that will be available is not yet definitely known. The committee, however, propose at present to serve breakfasts and also luncheons for a total of 900 Members and their guests to sit down at any one time, in all the usual dining-rooms and certain other public rooms. For these meals tickets will shortly be put on sale in the Members' dining-room. A buffet bar will also be installed in the Terrace smoking-room.

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