HC Deb 22 May 1905 vol 146 cc965-6

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in view of the fact that on the physical disablement of any Member of Parliament there is at present no means of summoning immediate professional aid other than the services of any hon. Member connected with the medical profession who may happen to be on the premises, he can make a statement as to erecting a telephone to Westminster Hospital, and as to the intention of the Treasury to make an adequate money grant to the hospital to secure prompt medical assistance in the House when needed,

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

I am able to inform the hon. Member that telephonic communication with the Westminster Hospital was arranged on Friday last. The Post Office will make the connection early this week. The last part of the Question is one for my hon. friend the Secretary to the Treasury.