HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 c10W
52. Mr. Lubbock

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will seek to arrange for the Treasury Organisation and Methods department to conduct a survey on the administration of the services in the House of Commons part of the Palace of Westminster including, in particular, the issue of tickets for the Strangers Gallery, the taking and delivery of telephone and other messages, the deployment of police officers and the disposition of Members' and their secretaries' accommodation.

Mr. Crossman

The recent examination of the Departments of the House by the O. and M. Division of the Treasury covered many of the items suggested by the hon. Member. It is hoped that the new Letter Board, which is being installed during the Summer Recess in the Members' Lobby, will lead to an improvement in the delivery of messages. The disposition of Members' and their secretaries' accommodation is a matter for the Select Committee on House of Commons (Services), who are always ready to consider representations from Members and do their best to meet their needs within the limited accommodation available.