HC Deb 14 June 1888 vol 327 c118
MR. HENRY H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether he will place some additional furniture in the Reading Room, so that the newspapers may be arranged in a convenient and available manner for the use of the Members of the House?


Yes, Sir; I will endeavour to see whether better arrangements cannot be made in the Reading Room.

MR. ADDISON (Ashton-under-Lyne)

asked, whether it might not be possible to get a better newspaper room altogether; and, also, whether the First Commissioner could not cause a more adequate supply of newspapers, particularly French and Belgian newspapers, to be procured?


The supply of newspapers does not come within my Department. I should like to see a better Reading Room; but I am afraid it is not possible to obtain one, considering the accommodation of the building.