HC Deb 15 March 1948 vol 448 c1671
Captain John Crowder

On a point of Order. May I ask you, Sir, if you have any statement to make about the lack of heating in the Palace of Westminster?

Mr. Speaker

I regret that I have no statement to make; it is a matter quite outside my control. I understand there is a strike on, which, I believe, is unofficial, but I know no more than I have seen in the newspapers and that I was unable to get a hot bath this morning.

Mr. Gallacher

Would it be permissible for this House to express its deep sympathy with those who are on strike, and the hope that their demand will be met at the earliest possible moment?

Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

Could you, Sir, give us any advice on how to keep warm until this unfortunate matter is settled?

Air-Commodore Harvey

If this situation continues would you mind hon. Members wearing greatcoats, Mr. Speaker?

Mr. Speaker

I have often seen Members come into the House in greatcoats. It is not out of Order to do so.

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