HL Deb 23 October 2000 vol 618 c8WA
Lord Dubs

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What discussions have taken place with the House of Commons authorities regarding the return to the House of Lords of certain Commons office accommodation in the light of the extra space that will be available at Portcullis House. [HL4187]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

There have been no such discussions. I wrote to the Speaker of the House of Commons on 28 July to draw to her attention the views of Members of this House, and to inform her that Black Rod had been instructed to obtain comparative information on the accommodation available to the two Houses. This information is now to hand, and the Administration and Works Sub-Committee and the Offices Committee will use it to help them reach a decision on how to proceed.