HC Deb 16 November 1954 vol 533 c214
45. Mr. Stokes

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the recommendations contained in the Report of the Select Committee on the Accommodation, &c., of the Palace of Westminster; and whether, in view of the unanimous recommendation that a House of Commons Commission should be set up to take over the powers at present exercised by the Commission for regulating the offices of the House of Commons under the House of Commons Offices Acts, 1812–1849, he will introduce the necessary legislation to bring this about at an early date.

The Prime Minister (Sir Winston Churchill)

The Government have under consideration the Report, and also the views expressed in the debate upon it, but I am not yet in a position to make a statement.

Mr. Stokes

Can the Prime Minister say how soon he will be able to make a statement about this question of the appointment of a Commission? If the Prime Minister studies the weight of evidence, as I am sure he has, he will see that everyone who gave evidence on the subject, including you, Mr. Speaker, was emphatic that it was time the whole arrangements were revised, and will the right hon. Gentleman bear the evidence in mind and not merely consider the recommendations?

The Prime Minister

I certainly will.