HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c911W
Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment for how long the astronomical clock at Hampton Court Palace has been unwound; when he intends to make it work again; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Armstrong

Owing to staff difficulties the clock has not been wound since May this year, but it has been found practicable to electrify the mechanism without interfering with the authentic movements, and this work should be completed by the end of January 1976.