HC Deb 08 February 1973 vol 850 c186W
Mr. Mason

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will move a resolution permitting the conducting of experiments in the Chamber of the House of Commons with a view to permitting smoking during the hours of 3.30 pm to 9 pm on the sitting days of Monday to Thursday and from 11 am to 4.30 pm on Fridays, or place the matter on the Services Committee agenda for due consideration and report accordingly.

Mr. Prior

No, Sir, I am not aware of any general desire by Members of this House for such an experiment. On the contrary, my predecessors experienced pressure for the extension of non-smoking areas.