§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works what is the height from ground floor of the House to the Committee Rooms and the Ladies Gallery, and would it be possible to put up a lift or lifts for the convenience of Members and of ladies visiting the House?
THE FIRST COMMISSIONER or WORKS (Mr. PLUNKEX,) Dublin University
I find that the height of this building, from the ground floor to the 1128 Committee Rooms, is 39ft. 3in. It would be possible to introduce into the staircase leading to the Ladies' Gallery a small lift to contain three people, but it would be an expensive undertaking.
§ SIR G. CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)
Is there not already a lift for coals, and could not the ladies be substituted for coals?
§ MR. PLUNKET
Such a lift does exist, and it certainly could be used either for the ladies or the coals; but I think it would be very difficult to combine the two. I can give no undertaking at present.