HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 c279W
4. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Works if he will install automatic lifts in the Palace of Westminster and in Government offices wherever possible, in order to save manpower.

Mr. Key

Of the nine existing lifts in the Palace of Westminster, eight are fully automatic. New lifts installed in Government buildings will be automatic and existing lifts will be converted to automatic working when labour and materials allow. Attendants will probably still be necessary at times of heavy traffic.