HC Deb 13 February 1893 vol 8 cc1339-40

Motion made, and Question proposed, That a Select Committee be appointed to control the arrangements for the Kitchen and Refreshment Rooms, in the department of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House:— That the Committee do consist of Fifteen Members:—Mr. Anstruther, Mr. Agg-Gardner, Lord Burghley, Mr. Cremer, Mr. Fellowes, General Goldsworthy, Mr. Grenfell, Mr. Sidney Herbert, Mr. Jacoby, Mr. Leveson Gower, Mr Loder, Mr. M'Arthur, Mr. P. J. Power, Mr. Alfred Thomas, and Dr. Tanner. That Three be the quorum."—(Mr. Marjoribanks.)

SIR J. FERGUSSON (Manchester, N. E.)

said, the service in the dining room was not all that it should be, or all Members had a right to expect. He suggested a more expeditious service.

DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

claimed a distinguished convert in the right hon. Gentleman who had just sat down. He had frequently spoken of the unsatisfactory service, but the right hon. Gentleman did not always see with him upon the point.

MR. A. C. MORTON (Peterborough)

said they should have a balance sheet from the Committee.

MR.CONY BEARE (Cornwall, Cam-borne)

thought they might have a cheaper service as well as a better one. There was no reason why Members should pay more in the House than they would do for a good dinner at a restaurant outside.


said, the delay in attendance arose from the absence of accommodation in the kitchen, but he hoped the Committee would be able to do something to meet the views of hon. Members.

Motion agreed to.