HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 cc1533-4
69. Mr. Mabane

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, in view of the fact that the trial clocks he has caused to be displayed over Mr. Speaker's chair have conclusively demonstrated that a second clock in the Chamber would be incongruous, unsightly, and useless, he will now, in deference to the wishes of Members of this House, abandon any further efforts to devise any more clocks?

Sir P. Sassoon

I think that I have now devised for this problem a solution which is as satisfactory as possible. This was done in deference to the wishes of a majority of the Members of this House, and I propose ordering the permanent clock accordingly. Now that hon. Members can see the model, I hope that they will agree it is neither incongruous nor unsightly, and that it may not prove to be useless.

Miss Ward

Is my right hon. Friend aware that from where I sit the clock looks crooked, and will he see that it is put in an accurate position?

Mr. Kirkwood

Is the Minister aware that the only fault of the clock is that it is not going?

Sir P. Sassoon

It is only a model.