HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 cc642-3W

asked the Minister of Labour when the last Report was made as to the spacing accommodation of the 2,904 persons comprising the clerical and subordinate grades now housed at Kew; and whether she will allow three Mem- bers of the House of Commons to examine the accommodation at Kew, with a view to ascertaining whether more economical use can be made of the space without detriment to health and efficiency?


No recent special report on the accommodation at Kew has been called for, but the matter is one which is kept under constant review in connection with the movements of staff and sectional re-allocations of floor space which have to be made from time to time to meet the changing requirements of the work. As regards the second part of the question, I am always ready to make arrangements for hon. Members to visit the office at Kew, but it would not be possible, or fair, for me to delegate my responsibilities to them. If the hon. Member will let me know what point he has in mind, I will gladly have it inquired into.

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