HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 cc1303-4

asked the First Commissioner of Works if, in view of the constantly increasing strain on the resources of the House of Commons kitchen, he will instal during the approaching Recess the new cooking apparatus purchased in 1915, and the new service lifts for which provision was made in the Estimates of 1914–15 and 1915–16?


To instal a new cooking apparatus requires a large amount of structural alterations which cannot be carried out in the coming Recess. The installation is part of a much larger scheme which was stopped owing to the War, and which must be reconsidered under present conditions. The same consideration applies to the second part of the question, but the existing lifts will be overhauled during the Recess to render them more, efficient.