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10 Downing Street: Parliamentary Tours

Volume 473: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many tours for members of the public sponsored by hon. and right hon. Members were made of No. 10 Downing Street in each of the last five years; (192013)

(3) how many people (a) visited and (b) had a tour of No. 10 Downing Street in each year since 1997; what restrictions are placed on persons (i) visiting and (ii) having a tour of 10 Downing Street; on how many occasions he was present when a tour was given; how many (A) visits and (B) tours were organised by (1) Labour and (2) Conservative hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested is not held centrally. My Office has a programme of events at Downing street in order to give access to as many people as possible. This includes school visits to Downing street and receptions for a wide cross-section of the community.