HC Deb 27 June 1966 vol 730 c195W
Mr. Michael Hamilton

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what is the cost to public funds of ensuring public order at the summer-solstice ceremony at Stonehenge by the provision of police, guard-dogs and protective wire; what proportion of this cost is borne by an organisation described as Druids; and what steps he takes to satisfy himself that this organisation has an historic connection with the monument before granting them access thereto.

Mr. Boyden

£460 in 1965. Less this year. None: the organisation has traditional associations with Stonehenge. The precautions taken are primarily to safeguard the Monument, the protection of the Druids is incidental.