HC Deb 25 February 1904 vol 130 cc985-6

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he can state what changes have recently been made in the ventilation and cleaning of the House of Commons, and what further alterations of system are proposed to ensure the better health of Members.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

I have to invite the attention of the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. friend the Member for Dumbartonshire on the 5th instant. † I may add that the cleaning arrangements affecting the Chamber have been placed under a single control. Experiments are being continued for testing the atmosphere of the Chamber as regards the presence of bacteria. Besides more frequent cleaning of the matting on the floor, disinfection will be daily applied.

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