HC Deb 08 July 1959 vol 608 c1327
Mrs. Braddock

On a point of order. Before the business of the House starts, I wonder whether I might ask for your guidance, Mr. Speaker. I understand that you are responsible for practically everything that goes on within the precincts of the House. I am wondering whether it would not be possible for you to make some inquiries about the policemen on duty round about the House and the very heavy coats they have to wear during this very hot weather. Would it be possible for you to issue some emergency regulations so that they can take off their coats during the very hot weather? No one has spoken to me about this matter, but I have noticed that some of them seem to be somewhat distressed.

Hon. Members

Hear, hear.

Mr. Speaker

That is not exactly a point of order, nor does my jurisdiction extend to the clothing of the Metropolitan Police, but I share the hon. Lady's desire that these men, who look after us so well, should be comfortable. If there is anything I can do in the matter, I will gladly do it.

Mrs. Slater

Further to that point of order—

Mr. Speaker

Order. This is irregular.

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