§ 27. Dr. LEECH
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that the offices provided for His Majesty's inspector and staffs in the Newcastle 3rd, 5th, 6th and 10th tax districts are damp and unhealthy, and defective as regards lighting and ventilation, and that there are no facilities for interviewing members of the public in privacy; and whether it is proposed to rehouse these offices in more suitable premises?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
As regards the first part of the question, the dampness has been remedied, whilst the defective lighting, which is due to deficiencies in the main supply, will be remedied by the supply company at an early date. The ventilation is now considered adequate, and the facilities for interviewing the public at this office are on the usual scale for such offices. In these circumstances it is not proposed to rehouse the tax districts in question in other accommodation.