36. Captain CAZALET
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he can explain the cause of the smell which penetrated into the Chamber behind the Speaker's Chair on Friday last and at other times; and if he will take steps to remedy it?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The smell referred to was caused by the clearing of a, sump, rendered necessary by the recent heavy rain. Steps will be taken in future to do this work at a time when the House is not sitting.