HC Deb 12 March 1923 vol 161 cc1073-4W

asked the First Commissioner of Works what measures he is taking to prevent the pollution of the air supply to the House of Commons?


The air admitted to the Chamber of the House of Commons, after a complete test, has been found to be satisfactory, both from a chemical and bacteriological point of view. My Department, however, is investigating, with the assistance of the National Physical Laboratory, the possibility of devising means which will give improvements in the methods of inlet and outlet for air to the Chamber, and, it is hoped, promote improved circulation and diffusion of air. I am also proposing to seek scientific assistance to investigate the question of the possible physiological effect upon Members arising from the state of the air in the Chamber in regard to its vital or devitalised condition.

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