Windsor Castle (Fire)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:04 pm on 23rd November 1992.

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Photo of Mr Toby Jessel Mr Toby Jessel , Twickenham 4:04 pm, 23rd November 1992

Is my right hon. Friend aware that we on the Benches behind him warmly endorse what he has said, in particular his expression of sympathy to the Queen? Is my right hon. Friend further aware that, when £60 million is divided among a population of 57 million, it come to about £1 a head, or, spread over 10 years, to about lop a head per year; and that I know of no one who would resent paying such a sum to restore a vital part of Britain's heritage that draws an immense number of foreign visitors, which benefits Britain as a whole? Is my right hon. Friend also aware that Hampton Court palace staff rushed to the scene and helped to rescue the paintings?