HC Deb 21 March 1910 vol 15 c921W

asked the First Commissioner of Works why parties of school children and others are no longer allowed to visit the Clock Tower; whether the new order is due to the unsafe condition of the steps; and, if so, why Members of this House are still permitted to use them?


There has been no new order governing admission to the Clock Tower, the access to which is perfectly safe. Apart from Members of Parliament, who may wish to conduct a few friends up the Tower, permission is now, as formerly, limited to students of horology. An increase in the facilities is undesirable, as it would involve the appointment of a special staff for purposes of supervision.