HC Deb 27 June 1974 vol 875 cc1925-6
Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. George Thomas)

If there is no objection, shall put a single Question on the remaining motions.

Mr. Cooke

I do not think that I have been obscure. The report makes it clear that we propose that those Members in Bridge Street and Palace Chambers should move into Norman Shaw, or into some other building, if they can persuade their respective parties to agree to this. No one will be forced to leave Dean's Yard or Nos. 6 and 7 Old Palace Yard. If there are overcrowding representations they will be able to take their chance with the other applicants for better accommodation. I know that the two main parties do their best to satisfy all their members. The minority parties are reasonably well looked after in this House. We shall continue to look after their interests.

Perhaps I might be allowed to sit down, at last, after saying that we shall continue our efforts. We are currently exploring further improvements to our facilities within the Palace, which, with the ready co-operation of the Minister of State and his Department, could become a reality before too long.

Question put:

The House divided: Ayes 39, Noes 14.

Motions made, and Questions put forthwith pursuant to the Standing Order (Statutory Instruments):

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