HL Deb 06 March 2000 vol 610 c127WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why there are no ticket concessions for disabled visitors to the Millennium Dome unless they are accompanied by carers. [HL1137]

The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

The New Millennium Experience Company is committed to ensuring that all those who wish to visit the Dome at Greenwich are able to do so. While there are no pricing concessions specifically for disabled visitors other than the concessions applicable to all qualifying visitors—e.g. the Family 5 ticket for £57—those visitors who may need personal help or care during their visit to the Dome can bring a companion, who is given free entry. To further encourage visitors, a free wheelchair loan service and free Orange Badge car parking, both of which can be booked in advance, are available to any guest who requires them. The whole site is fully accessible via lifts, ramps, stairs and escalators and this, coupled with ticket concessions, provides an excellent and accessible day out.