§ Mr. Janner
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will raise with the Services Committee the replacement of the railings in Westminster Hall; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Biffen
No. I accept that the existing railings are plain and functional in character; but demands on the parliamentary works programme are heavy at present and will remain so for the foreseeable future, and in these circumstances I do not regard replacement of the railings as a priority.