HC Deb 28 November 1945 vol 416 cc1492-3W
Colonel Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Government-owned offices or quarters in tropical colonies include air-conditioned rooms; and whether consideration will be given to providing this amenity, which would make for better health, in the plans of future official buildings.

Mr. George Hall

Air-conditioning has not so far normally been provided by Colonial Governments in government offices or quarters. There axe for the time being difficulties in securing equipment, but 1 am impressed by the importance of this matter and can give an affirmative answer to the second part of the Question. 1 am at present taking steps to bring to the notice of the Colonial Governments the latest technical information on the subject.