§ 10. Mr. R. Bell
asked the Minister of Works whether he will arrange to have one room or compartment of a room in the Palace of Westminster maintained at a temperature higher than the standard temperature at which those parts of the Palace set aside for the use of hon. Members are now maintained.
§ Mr. Molson
Our aim is to keep the Palace of Westminster at a temperature which is generally acceptable. This appears to be about 66°, being raised slightly during a long night Sitting. I recognise, however, that some hon. Members may prefer a slightly higher temperature.
I am, therefore, arranging for one writing room to be kept at a temperature of approximately 69°. The most convenient would seem to be the Members' Writing Room, Lower Waiting Hall, and a notice drawing attention to this arrangement will be posted up in that room. I hope that this will meet the convenience of my hon. Friend.