HC Deb 25 March 1912 vol 36 c9

asked whether any change has been made, or is in contemplation, in the artificial lighting of this House; if so, why the change has been deemed necessary; and whether the change is in the direction of increased expenditure or economy?


It is proposed, if found desirable after experimenting, to substitute electric lighting for gas in the Debating Chamber. This will probably be more efficient, and will certainly reduce the cost of lighting. It is intended to carry out the work in sections, in order to give Members an opportunity of observing the effect of the change.