§ MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the unprecedented number of Members who consider it their duty to frequent the House day and night, and of the inadequate size of the apartments provided for their refreshment, and in view of the fact that there are within the precincts of the Houses of Parliament dining rooms set apart for the use of Members of the other House, but rarely occupied by them, he will use his influence to effect an arrangement by which a joint use of these respective dining rooms may be enjoyed by Members of both Houses?
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
A proposal in this direction was made to the House of Lords a few years ago, but met with no response. I will endeavour to ascertain whether there is any prospect of a more favourable reply at the present time.