asked the Lord President of the Council what control, if any, the Government propose to have over seats to view the Coronation procession; and whether, if the prices charged are excessive, they will consider changing the route of the procession and controlling the prices charged?
As I stated in the House last Thursday in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Salford, South (Major Stourton), the question of seats to view the Coronation procession is, at the present time, under the consideration of the Coronation Committee. The Government has, however, no power of control over seats on private property. As regards the latter part of the question, the suggestion made by the hon. Member seems to me to be quite impracticable.
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the general information is that any private person is unlikely to be able to get seat to see the procession, except at a very high fee, and does he realise that that will cause grave discontent among many of His Majesty's subjects?