HC Deb 10 December 1928 vol 223 c1688

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?


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.


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?