HC Deb 30 January 1990 vol 166 c123W
Sir Dudley Smith

To ask the Lord President of the Council why all but one of the copying machines in Norman Shaw North are switched off at night while the House is sitting and hon. Members are still working; and if he will seek to rectify this position.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

The copying machine on the ground floor of Norman Shaw North is left on until the rising of the House, on sitting Mondays to Thursdays. All the remainder are switched off at 9 pm, in accordance with the guidance for the use of these machines issued by the Services Committee which takes account of fire regulations and supervision requirements. If the hon. Member wishes to suggest changes to the hours of operation of copying machines, he should in the first instance raise the matter with the Accommodation and Administration Sub-Committee.