HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 c456
Mr. Denville

On a point of Order. I would like to ask your advice, Mr. Speaker, as to who is responsible for the admission of soldiers who have come many thousands of miles across the seas and desire admission to the House to look over it. Under the present arrangements it is not possible for anything like the number who desire to visit the House of Commons to do so. I myself to-day saw hundreds turned away. I understand that two of our soldiers can be admitted if accompanied by a Member. I would like to ask, Mr. Speaker, if there is any means by which you can make it possible for all these men from whatever part of the British Empire they come to see what they have come so many miles across the ocean to see.

Mr. Speaker

I appreciate the point which the hon. Member has raised, but it is not quite so easy as it may appear to deal with large numbers of people who wish to be shown round this House, especially at the present moment. The question is receiving my attention. My attention has been called to it before, and I am considering it. I will do what I can to deal with the position, but it is not so easy as it may appear.

Mr. Thorne

Is not one of the difficulties that of finding anyone who is willing to take a party round?

Mr. Speaker

That is not my experience.