HC Deb 09 July 1975 vol 895 c174W
Mr. Cormack

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will take immediate steps to have all noisy drilling operations in the Norman Shaw building suspended until the House rises so that Members may work in peace.

Mr. Edward Short

I understand that the heavy drilling operations should be completed at the end of this week and thereafter there will only be short periods of light drilling which will cause minimal inconvenience. I have already arranged for the drilling operations to be confined to afternoons when there is less inconvenience to hon. Members. Further interruption or delay in the work at this stage would extend the contract completion date and increase costs.