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Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1950

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider making arrangements for His Majesty's Stationery Office to compile a list of all houses in Great Britain of outstanding historic or architectural interest which are open to the public, giving days and times of opening and charges and also the available public transport as the sale of such a pamphlet would be of value to foreign visitors as well as to people in this country.

I have been asked to reply. I do not think it is necessary for my Department to take action on this, since an attractive and informative booklet on this subject is already produced by the British Travel and Holidays Association and widely distributed by them through tourist and travel channels. In addition, a more comprehensive list is available gratis at the Tourist Information Centre in Leicester Square. I am sending a copy of each to the hon. and gallant Member.