§ 33. Major Beamish
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what restrictions have been placed upon public entry into the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle; whether he is aware of the annoyance caused to local people by these restrictions which did not exist until his Department became responsible for the castle and grounds; and what relaxations he can now announce.
§ Mr. W. Edwards
When the Castle was in private ownership, before the war, visitors were admitted on three afternoons a week during the summer months. From July of this year until the end of October visitors have been admitted to the grounds on two afternoons a week.48W Owing to shortage of staff and to alterations still in hand it is not possible to expand the facilities at the present time.