HC Deb 02 March 1896 vol 37 c1494
MR. J. AIRD (Paddington, N.)

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works, if arrangements could be made to allow Members to smoke after dinner in the two end libraries, otherwise in the deserted tea-room?

MR. W. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)

I would ask the right hon. Gentleman to be good enough to reject this preposterous proposition. [Laughter.]


I am quite in sympathy with hon. Members in their views as to the inadequate accommodation at the House for smoking, and am endeavouring to find a feasible plan for extending it. I do not think that either of the suggestions of my hon. Friend would be practicable, nor would they be in accordance with the general wish of the House.