§ 60. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether his attention has been drawn to the overcrowding in the Members' secretaries' rooms between the hours of 3 and 7, and 1203 also in the small room provided for typing; and whether he can arrange for increased accommodation?
§ The First Commissioner of Works (Sir Philip Sassoon)
Yes, Sir; but all available space in the building is fully occupied, and I regret that it is not practicable to allocate additional space for Members' secretaries and for typing.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Heneage
Is the right hon. Gentleman convinced that the space allotted for this purpose in the House would be considered sufficient in the case of a private firm?
§ Mr. Maxton
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that not more than 12 Members can have accommodation for themselves and their secretaries at any given time?
§ Sir P. Sassoon
The hon. Member knows that the accommodation available is fully occupied. If he can tell me how I can provide more accommodation I shall be only too glad.
§ Mr. Maxton
Does the right hon. Gentleman think that in providing accommodation for one-fiftieth of the Members of this House he is carrying out his duties in a reasonable way.
May I suggest that the right hon. Gentleman should take away the public bar and turn it into a secretaries' room?