HL Deb 17 May 1934 vol 92 cc517-8

My Lords, I beg to ask the Question that stands in my name.

[The Question was as follows:—To ask His Majesty's Government whether it is proposed this year to provide similar facilities to those which have been available in previous years to enable those Peers who so desire to attend the Royal Air Force Display at Hendon.]


Yes, my Lords. It is proposed to pro vide the same facilities as at the last display. These facilities take the form of a special enclosure for members of the House of Lords, to hold 150 persons, this being the maximum number for which accommodation can be found owing to limitations of space. The proceeds of the display are allocated to Air Force charities, and the customary charge of 2s. 6d. per ticket will be made to cover the cost of preparing the special enclosure and the provision of tea, which is defrayed from nonpublic funds. No special car park can be provided, but, for the convenience of Peers who desire to park their cars in the ordinary public enclosures, car passes may be obtained with the tickets from the Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor at the House of Lords. These passes take the form of discs for attachment to the windscreen, and cost 10s. each, which also covers the admission of a liveried chauffeur to the car park and ear park only.

As some misunderstanding has arisen in the past, I wish to emphasise that the House of Lords enclosure is provided for the personal use of Peers and their relatives. The badges admitting to this enclosure, which are obtainable by Peers at a purely nominal charge, are not intended to be passed on indiscriminately to persons who do not fall within these categories or to those who have other facilities afforded them for viewing the display. I feel sure that your Lordships will assist me in seeing that these restrictions are observed, the sole purpose of which is to ensure the comfort and privacy of those for whose use the special enclosure is designed.

House adjourned during pleasure.

House resumed.