§ SIR G. CHESNEY (Oxford)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he will take into consideration the practicability of improving the ventilation of the Lobbies by adding to the number of opening window panes, introducing ventilating shafts, and other ways?
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
I am fully sensible of the inconvenience experienced by hon. Members by the great heat of last week and the crowded state of the Division Lobbies, aggravated on Monday last by unusual political heat. I have given orders for various alterations for the admission of a greater amount of air, and I hope they will be completed in a short time. I must again suggest that the inconvenience felt by hon. Members might be greatly reduced by clearing the House more quickly after Divisions are closed. Three or four minutes might easily be saved in this way.