HC Deb 11 July 1985 vol 82 cc507-8W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Lord Privy Seal how many hon. Members (a) have their own office on the parliamentary estate, (b) share such an office (i) with one other, (ii) with two others, (iii) with three others, (iv) with four or more others, (c) have some other form of accommodation, including a desk, and (d) have no such allocated accommodation; and if he will give the reasons for those in the last category.

Mr. Biffen

The information requested is as follows:

(a) Hon. Members with their own room 273
(b) Hon Members who share a room
(i) With one other 242
(ii) With two others 30
(iii) With three others 32
(iv) With four or more others 62
(c) Hon. Members who have some other form of accommodation Nil
(d) Hon. Members who have no allocated accommodation 11
Total 650

The reasons for those in the last category are not known. I should add, however, that all new Members are sent a leaflet by the Serjeant at Arms Department, which explains how they can apply for accommodation.