HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 cc2740-1W
Mr. Parker

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will state the total number of visitors to the Tower of London during 1937; the total amount taken in admission fees during that time; the annual expenditure incurred for wages paid to the staff; and whether the Tower as an exhibition is self-supporting?

Sir P. Sassoon

I regret that I am not able to state the total number of visitors. The total taken in entrance fees was £23,377. The annual expenditure on warders, etc., is £9,000. The expenditure on the maintenance of the historic parts of the structure in the year ending 31st March, 1937, was about £10,000 and of the remainder £6,000.