HC Deb 14 July 1959 vol 609 cc184-5
6. Sir W. Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Works what steps are being taken to preserve in perpetuity the words of Mr. Speaker's address at the Big Ben centenary ceremony in Palace Yard; and where a verbatim copy of this speech may be obtained.

The Minister of Works (Mr. Hugh Molson)

A complete record of the Big Ben centenary ceremony, incorporating the full text of your address, Mr. Speaker, is to be printed and placed in the Libraries of this House and of another place. The House will be informed when copies are available and hon. Members will then be able to obtain them from the Vote Office. A limited number of copies will be available to members of the public on application to my Department.

Sir W. Anstruther-Gray

Is my right hon. Friend aware that his reply will give general satisfaction, because in the view of everybody I have met who heard the speech it was a classic example of what such an oration should be on an important occasion?

Hon. Members

Hear, hear.