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Roof Terrace

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many recorded accidents there have been which resulted in (a) minor injury and (b) serious injury on the Roof Terrace of the House in each of the last five years; and what the primary cause of each accident was. (94638)

There have been no recorded accidents. The recent closure of the Roof Terrace on health and safety grounds is a preventative measure. This follows evidence that due to insufficient preventative measures, people visiting the Roof Terrace have strayed beyond the secure area and could be in danger. Plans are being worked up to install temporary fencing to enable part of the Roof Terrace to reopen while a permanent solution is sought.