§ MR. FREDERICK WILSON
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works, if, on the resignation of the Clerkship of the Parliament by Sir Reginald Palgrave, his house was vacated and his rooms given up for the use of Ministers and Leaders of the Opposition; and whether, now that additional rooms have become vacant by the resignation of Mr. Milman, he will consider if the accommodation thereby gained can be devoted to the service of the general Members of the House, who received no benefit on the previous occasion.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
The question was fully considered by the House of Commons Accommodation Committee of 1894. That Committee came to the conclusion that it was necessary to have a resident clerk in the building, and in the face of that report, and the evidence on which it was based, I do not think that I could recommend that this residence should be handed over as suggested by the hon. Member.