§ 33. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is aware that there is an obtrusive echo in the Harcourt Room; and whether he will cause experiments to be made by an expert in acoustics to see whether any effective remedy can be applied?
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
On a point of Order. May I ask your Ruling, Mr. Speaker. I believe that on one or two occasions the occupant of your Chair has ruled that questions of this kind might be put down unstarred so as to save time?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
That might lead to a discussion as to whether a great many questions ought to be put down unstarred.
§ Captain BOWYER (Lord of the Treasury)
The answer to both parts of the question is in the affirmative.
§ Captain GARRO-JONES
Is it not a fact that, if hon. Members can hear an echo, and as an echo must be less than the original sound, they are speaking too loudly?