HC Deb 18 July 1961 vol 644 c111W
43. Mr. Rees-Davies

asked the Minister of Works what action he has taken to ensure an adequate supply of attractively presented guide books for tourists interested in visiting ancient monuments and other buildings open to the public, for which he is responsible; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. Thompson

For many years the Ministry has produced excellent guides to the monuments in its charge. With the very large increase in attendances during the last few years, now running at 6¾ million a year, there has arisen a demand far guides of a more popular nature. These are now being provided. The four latest, for our castles at Conway, Caernarvon, Beaumaris and Harlech, have recently been put on sale.