HC Deb 11 March 1935 vol 299 cc15-6

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that the ventilation and heating at the office of His Majesty's inspectors of taxes and their staffs at Richmond House, Newhall Street, Birmingham, are unsatisfactory, and that the artificial lighting is also inadequate; and whether it is proposed to remedy these defects?


Complaints were received towards the end of last year regarding the ventilation and artificial lighting of Richmond House, and steps are being taken to effect the minor improvements which were found to be necessary in some of the smaller rooms. Experiments have been carried out with different types of lighting and it is anticipated that recent alterations will prove to be successful. Adjustments and improvements to the heating installation, since the initial occupation of the building in 1932, have been carried out.


Can my right hon. Friend contrive to floodlight all the Income Tax offices before Budget day as a gentle hint to the Chancellor of the Exchequer?