§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the hon. Member for the Chorley Division, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether his attention has been called to the condition of the crossing from Westminster Abbey to the public entrance to the House of Commons; and, if so, whether he will take steps to have a crossing laid down which can be kept clean for the use of pedestrians and Members entering the House.
(Answered by Lord Balcarres.) There is a granite-pitched crossing at the point mentioned. In wet weather, the traffic from the macadam on either side necessitates constant attention to this crossing in order to keep it clean. It is now very frequently swept, but during wet weather steps will be taken to have it swept more frequently than usual.