§ MR. H. S. FOSTER (Suffolk,, Lowestoft)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether, in view oft the increased demand for accommodations in the Dining Room downstairs, he will consider the question of further available space for the convenience of Members; and whether, in that connection, the Members' Smoking Room downstairs, which is very little used, could be made available?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. A. AKERS-DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
I have on several occasions considered the question of a further extension of the downstairs Dining Room accommodation, but have not seen my way to increase it. I could not entertain the idea of curtailing the already too limited Smoking Room accommodation for Members of this House, in order to provide further dining accommodation for strangers.
§ MR. J. G. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
When shall we get the rooms the House of Lords promised us?