HC Deb 19 June 1941 vol 372 c814
47. Major Vyvyan Adams

asked the Prime Minister whether before any decision is taken to reconstruct the Chamber of the House of Commons in its old form, to rebuild on the same site according to a different and more convenient design, or to take a wholly different site for a new Palace of Westminster, he will undertake to grant full facilities for a Debate in the House?

The Prime Minister

I cannot conceive that anyone would wish to make the slightest structural alteration in the House of Commons other than perhaps some improvement in the system of ventilation, or some minor readjustment of the accommodation in the Galleries not affecting the size, shape or character.

Major Adams

Does that mean that it will be reconstructed substantially as it was before?

Sir William Davison

Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise what a relief to many people his statement will be, owing to the ill-informed suggestions which have been made in the matter?

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