THE EARL OF LIMERICK
rose to move—That the evidence of John Percy, Esquire, M. D, taken before the Select Committee on the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments and Office of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod in session 1869, be laid upon the Table, and that the same be printed.The noble Earl said, the evidence would be of much value in reference to the lighting and ventilation of the House.
THE EARL OF CAMPERDOWN
said, he failed to see what advantage was to be derived from adopting the Motion of the noble Earl, especially as the attention of the Committee had been directed to Dr. Percy's evidence. It seemed to him that the ventilation of the House would be all that could be desired if they would open the windows and dispense with the elaborate system they had introduced.
THE EARL OF MILLTOWN
said, he thought the House should be lighted by electricity, and they would then get rid of the heat created by the gas falling on their Lordships' heads, and a great deal of the misery and discomfort suffered by them. The machinery below for pumping up fresh air was of a most elaborate and costly description, and the steam-engine required for it could be utilized to generate the electric light.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ The said evidence laid on the Table accordingly, and to be printed. (No. 26.)