HC Deb 11 December 1980 vol 995 c467W
Mr. Michael Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost to his Department of protecting Stonehenge from the summer solstice invasion; and what plans he has to relieve the taxpayer of this annual burden.

Mr. Monro

Expenditure by the Department for the 1980 summer solstice was £59,381, largely for policing. I have reviewed arrangements, but so far have found no way of effecting savings without putting the monument at risk.