HC Deb 01 July 1880 vol 253 c1240

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether he will take into his consideration the advisability of substituting the electric light for the purpose of illuminating the House in place of the gas as now used in the roof?


The question of lighting the House and approaches by the electric light has received, and is receiving, careful consideration. I will take care that it continues to receive full attention; but I am not prepared at present to recommend any definite course of action on so important a question, involving much change and alteration of existing arrangements, and which ought not to be finally adopted without going through the test of careful experiment.