HC Deb 28 April 1953 vol 514 cc95-6W
49. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Works when the work being undertaken by his Department for the Coronation will be concluded.

Mr. Eccles

The preparations will be completed in the early hours of 2nd June.

50. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Works what arrangements are being made to enable disabled war pensioners to see the Coronation.

Mr. Eccles

By arrangement with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions a number of seats in stands have been offered to Ex-Service organisations for their disabled members. In addition, a number of free chairs on a pavement in front of Buckingham Palace have been reserved for walking disabled war pensioners. Some of the most seriously disabled men will be able to see the Procession from coaches specially placed in Hyde Park.

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