HC Deb 07 September 2004 vol 424 c950W
37. Mr. Pike

To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission how many people visited the House during the summer recess. [187678]

Sir Archy Kirkwood

Up to and including 1 September, a total of 72,450 people had visited Parliament during the summer recess; 67,757 were on public (paying) tours and 4,693 were on Members' tours.

The total number of people who have pre-booked and paid for tours on 2, 3 and 4 September and during the conference recess is 6,795. Another 2,161 people have pre-booked, but not yet paid for tours.