§ 18. Mr. Beswick
asked the Minister of Works if he will have the present electric lighting in the Commons Chamber examined by a qualified person to determine the extent of eye-strain which it causes.
§ 19. Mr. Beswick
asked the Minister of Works what changes in type of electric lamp used in the Commons Chamber have been made since 1906; and if the present type is the most modern available.
§ Mr. Beswick
Is it not the case that these particular lamps have to be specially made and that it is most uneconomic? If the holders are out of date, why not have the holders themselves changed?
§ Mr. Keeling
If any increased provision of current is involved, will the right hon. 9 Gentleman consider further whether current cannot be spared to light two or three of the best pictures in the Dining Room?
§ Mr. Cobb
Is it not true that the present arrangement is antiquated, and that if a bulb has to be changed some kind of scaffolding like a fire escape has to be brought into operation which costs about 16s.? As this is an invention of the Tories, is it not about time that it was replaced by something more up to date?
§ Captain Crookshank
Is it not a fact that we are indebted to the other place for the use of this Chamber, and that it is hardly up to us to change their arrangements?