HC Deb 03 July 1913 vol 54 c2194
77. Mr. LANE-FOX

asked the right hon. Member for the Epping Division, as chairman of the Kitchen Committee, if he will state at what hour it is permissible to, smoke in the dining rooms?


There is a rule of some years standing laid down by the Kitchen Committee that smoking in the Members' dining room before dinner should not begin before 8.30 p.m. That rule still remains in force, and instructions have been given that the notice which has been removed should be replaced. As there is never smoke without flame, I confess I have received a good many complaints on the subject of smoking, and I trust that the smoking Members of the House of Commons will consult the convenience of the non-smoking Members as much as possible.