HC Deb 01 November 1956 vol 558 c194W
Dr. Bennett

asked the Minister of Works when Big Ben will be functioning again.

Mr. Bevins

The hands of the clock will be started on Friday, 2nd November, to check the clock's accuracy. They will have to be stopped again when the bells are tested. I hope that both the clock and the bells will be in full working order within the next two weeks but I cannot yet give a definite date, as certain adjustments have still to be made.