§ Mr. Dorrell
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he has any proposals to make additional accommodation for the police guarding the Palace of Westminster available in No. 1 Bridge street; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Biffen
At present, the BBC, IRN and Metropolitan police occupy parts of the building on a short-term basis. During the recess further 101W accommodation was made available to the BBC. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Evironment has action in hand to provide the police with a new locker room. It is hoped that the new facility will be available early in the New Year.