HC Deb 18 November 1958 vol 595 cc983-4
4. Mr. Hyde

asked the Minister of Works if he will improve the arrangements by which the public at present enter and leave the enclosure surrounding Stonehenge.

Mr. H. Nicholls

My right hon. Friend will certainly look into this. It would help if he could be given some details of what my hon. Friend has in mind.

Mr. Hyde

Is my hon. Friend aware that at present there is only one small swing gate through which the public can enter and leave the enclosure one at a time, and that on busy days there is frequently a long queue on either side of the gate of those wanting to get in and those wanting to get out? Will he take steps to obviate this inconvenient arrangement by at least making a separate exit, possibly of the turnstile variety?

Mr. Nicholls

At the present moment my right hon. Friend is giving a good deal of thought to improving the presentation of ancient monuments generally, and we will take into account what my hon. Friend has said. It is interesting that the gate to which he refers is known as a kissing gate, and I know that my hon. Friend is not anti-kissing.