HC Deb 02 August 1905 vol 150 cc1335-6

I beg to ask the hen. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether it can be arranged to improve and enlarge the existing staircases leading from the Strangers' Smoke Room and the Terrace to die Lobbies; and can such staircases be covered with carpet or felt instead of the oilcloth they are at present covered with.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

The First Commissioner fears that structural difficulties would prevent the widening of these staircases. He is of opinion that where there is so large an amount of traffic linoleum is preferable to carpet or felt, as it is more cleanly.