§ SIR J. W. MACLURE
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider the advisability of providing reasonable facilities in the shape of lifts and hoists at Somerset House and other public offices for persons compelled to attend, and for the officials of the departments, and also for the old servants of the country who have now to mount three or four flights of stairs.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
Lifts are being gradually 1424 introduced, as funds permit, in those public offices where the necessity for them has been found to exist. Priority is given to those cases which, in the opinion of my Department, are most urgent.