HC Deb 26 March 1896 vol 39 c166
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider the advisabilty of converting a portion of the terrace into a winter garden as an alternative to the proposed suggestion of covering in the space enclosed by the cloisters, whereby both the ventilation and the architecture of the House would be prejudicially affected?


I can only repeat what I have said in answer to previous questions, that the whole matter of providing further smoking-room accommodation is receiving my attention. The suggestion contained in the Question of the hon. Member, as well as the proposal for the covering of the Cloister Court, is one of such magnitude that I should not be prepared to come to a decision hurriedly, or without first ascertaining that the proposal met with general approval. In any case, no such work could be carried out this year.