§ John Austin
To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee how many clocks have been(a) ordered and (b) supplied for installation in Portcullis House; when the order was placed; when the installation is planned to take place; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Derek Conway
[holding answer 22 January 2002]: No clocks have been ordered or installed in Portcullis House.
When Portcullis House was being planned no provision was made for a master and slave clock system or individual clocks to be provided because the time would be available on other equipment in the offices: the annunciator, telephones and personal computers.