Palace of Westminster (Access)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th July 1991.

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Photo of Mr Simon Coombs Mr Simon Coombs , Swindon 12:00 am, 15th July 1991

Will my right hon. Friend give some consideration to the fact that the Palace of Westminster is a most attractive proposition for all tourists who come to London during the summer? Will he consider the implications of making access to the Palace during the summer recess available on a commercial basis so that some of the costs of the upkeep of the Palace can be defrayed by the substantial income that would be received?