HC Deb 10 March 1986 vol 93 c359W
Mr. Willie W. Hamilton

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will give the most recent figures showing the amount of space occupied in the Palace of Westminster by the Commons and Lords, respectively.

Mr. Biffen

The total floor area of the Palace of Westminster is approximately 790,000 sq ft. An approximate division between the two Houses is 530,000 sq ft for the House of Commons and 260,000 sq ft for the House of Lords. Precise figures could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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