§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works (Mr. Hicks)
Following upon a series of tests carried out with the assistance of the B.B.C., arrangements have been made for the temporary installation of loudspeakers under the benches between the centre cross gangway and the Bar of the House. These loudspeakers were used on Budget Day with, I think, beneficial results. In order that the considered opinions of Members may be obtained, the apparatus, with Mr. Speaker's permission, is being tried out until Whitsun. I would ask hon. Members, if they see something under their feet, not to kick it. I have been told that below the Gangway Members can now be heard quite distinctly.