HC Deb 05 June 1939 vol 348 c57W
Mr. V. Adams

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that the acoustics of the Chamber of the House of Commons render it difficult for speeches and questions of hon. Members below the Gangway to be heard in the Press Gallery and, to facilitate accurate reporting, will he instal a microphone whereby the speeches could be transmitted to headphones to be worn by reporters?

Captain A. Hudson

I have been asked to reply. I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies made to similar questions put by the hon. Members for Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke (Mr. E. Smith) and Kings-ton-upon-Hull, East (Mr. Muff), on the 1st and 2nd May respectively.