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Palace Of Westminster (Admission Queues)

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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asked the Minister of Works whether shelter from the rain can be provided for people who queue outside the Palace of Westminster waiting for admission to the debates of this House.

The authorities of the House do all they can to give shelter to people waiting for admission. Westminster Hall is normally used for this purpose but at the present time, owing to the building work at the St. Stephen's end, there is congestion and the use of the Hall for shelter has occasionally to be suspended. It would be difficult to erect a special shelter in the vicinity of the Palace without interfering with the amenities and without causing obstruction to the public.