HC Deb 06 April 1905 vol 144 c647

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is aware that, in cases of sudden illness of Members of this House, there is no private room to which such Members can be brought, and that no provision of any kind is available in any part of the building for such emergencies; and whether steps will be taken to remedy this state of affairs.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

The First Commissioner is not prepared with any proposal to meet this suggestion; but he thinks that the appropriation of a room for such a purpose is not a matter within his jurisdiction, but in that of the authorities of the House.

MR. C. R. SPENCER (Northamptonshire, Mid.)

Will the First Commissioner of Works consider the advisability of providing, something like a medicine chest somewhere?


And in view of the fact that sometimes there are nearly a thousand persons in the building, and the sitting lasts nearly twenty-four hours, would it not be well to have a medical man always in attendance?

[No Answer was returned.]