HL Deb 30 January 1973 vol 338 c489

My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.

The Question was as follows:

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the removal on amenity grounds of the admission huts outside the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, they will now arrange to remove the admission hut outside the Natural History Museum, South Kensington.


My Lords, the hut is temporary and it will be removed when more permanent arrangements can be made. The Trustees of the Natural History Museum do not wish to have the charging apparatus within the entrance hall and they have accepted the temporary hut as the least unsatisfactory solution until permanent arrangements can be devised in the light of experience.


My Lords, while thanking the noble Viscount for that Answer, may I ask him whether he is aware that the Victorian Society have strong reservations about any permanent structure? Will he arrange for the hut to be removed, at least during the price restriction period?


My Lords, I do not think the Victorian Society is the only body which might have reservations. I will take into consideration the ingenious suggestion made by the noble Lord, but I do not think that any museum of industrial objects would take this hut into its care.

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