HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1956-7
110. Mr. C. S. TAYLOR

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider making arrangements for the Chamber of the House of Commons to be air-conditioned?


The general question of an improved system of air conditioning, with particular reference to the problem presented by the climate of this country and the difficulties inherent in a building of the type and age of the Palace of Westminster, is at the moment under consideration by my engineers in collaboration with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Medical Research Council and the Government chemist. Should my hon. Friend desire to inspect the existing air conditioning plant, I shall be glad to arrange for him to do so at his convenience.


When the right hon. Gentleman is considering this question will he consider at the same time the insufficient accommodation for Members, and give the private Members the same accommodation that the women have in their room?