Buildings and Monuments (Coloured Slides)

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th July 1963.

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Photo of Miss Betty Harvie Anderson Miss Betty Harvie Anderson , Renfrewshire East 12:00 am, 16th July 1963

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what increased facilities for the purchase of coloured slides have been made available in 1963 to the public in places under his control, particularly in Scotland.

Photo of Mr Richard Sharples Mr Richard Sharples , Sutton and Cheam

In Great Britain as a whole 393 colour slides are on sale covering 102 buildings and monuments in our care; an increase of 163 and 45 respectively over 1962. In Scotland, where 43 places in our control are now covered and the total range is133 items, slides were introduced in 1963 at five monuments and additional slides provided at five others.

Miss Anderson:

Does my hon. Friend regard that as the maximum use which can be made of this form of advertising? Could he, perhaps, give encouragement to the Scottish Tourist Board by increasing still further the number of slides available?

Photo of Mr Richard Sharples Mr Richard Sharples , Sutton and Cheam

We are prepared to increase the number, but the number produced does depend upon the demand and what we try to do is to meet the demand where it is.