HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc104-5W
69. Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware that access from the Members' Writing Rooms over the East and West Division Lobbies as at present arranged is not as convenient as was the arrangement in the old Chamber; and whether, in view of the report of the architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, to the Select Committee, in which it was stated that amenities and arrangements would be retained in the new House as in the old, the necessary alterations will be made to improve the present access.

Mr. Stokes

I am aware that present access from the Members' Writing Rooms might be considered less convenient than in the old Chamber. The Select Committee accepted the present arrangement as satisfactory. Possible alterations are under consideration. In the interests of economy generally, I hope that hon. Members will refrain from advocating alterations unless these can be shown to be essential. The long list of proposed alterations will add materially to the cost and increase the excess anticipated on the job.