HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1002W
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. [28331]

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.