Decision by Parliament authorities to limit visitor numbers is sensible

13 March 2020

Parliamentary authorities have agreed to limit visitor numbers to the Palace of Westminster after calls from Prospect.

Garry Graham, Prospect deputy general secretary, responded to the news:

“The decision by parliament to limit visitors to the estate, as Prospect has been calling for, is a sensible and proportionate response to the risks posed by COVID-19.

“Staff need to have the risk of infection minimised but it is also important Parliament is able to remain open for as long as possible. This seems like a good way to proceed for the time being.”