§ 5. Mr. Awbery
asked the Minister of Works the cost of the work of reconstruction of Beaupré Castle, Glamorgan; when the work will be completed; and if the castle will be open free or at a charge to the public when the work is completed.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The cost of the work required to put the remains of Beaupré Castle into a proper state of preservation is estimated at £25,000. I can find only a small sum to spend on this important monument each year and I cannot say when the work will be completed. The castle is already open to the public free of charge while the men are at work; it will remain open when the work has been completed, and the question of an admission charge will be considered in due course.
§ Mr. Awbery
Is the Minister aware that this castle is a long way from the main road and that the narrow road leading to it and also the gates are in a deplorable condition, and will he give attention to putting the road in order so that visitors can approach the castle?