HC Deb 14 March 1905 vol 142 cc1380-1

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is aware of the need for ventilation experienced in the Ladies' Gallery, especially when many are in it in hot weather; whether he will consider the possibility of piercing a window in the end wall to open to the outer air.


The ventilation of the Ladies' Gallery is part of the general scheme for the ventilation of the Chamber and its precincts; the works incidental to this are not yet completed. It is hoped that they will remove the defects which now exist, but until these works are finished, and tested during the Easter recess, it is impossible to give any undertaking as to making a window.

MR. OSMOND WILLIAMS (Merionethshire)

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of removing the grating?

[No Answer was returned.]