HC Deb 21 February 1912 vol 34 c710W

asked the hon. Member for Southampton, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, with a view to improving the facilities for hearing in the Members' Gallery of the House of Commons, he will give instructions for the floor, which is at present bare, to be covered with a carpet, so as to lessen the noise made by persons constantly entering and leaving the Gallery during Debates, which is a cause of annoyance to those who are seated, and frequently renders it impossible for speeches to be heard?


The First Commissioner has given instructions for the matter to be dealt with at an early opportunity by putting felt under the carpet. Should this not meet the case, other methods will be tried.