§ 39. Sir BASIL PETO
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether it is proposed to purchase furniture for the equipment of the offices to be used by the clerical staff of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission or to use furniture already in store?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Lansbury)
With the exception of a few articles of second-hand equipment all the furniture for the offices of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission is being supplied ex Office of Works contracts.
§ 40. Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether the office ac- 1175 commodation for the clerical staff of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission has been provided in a building already in Government occupation or whether it is proposed to hire outside accommodation?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
Arrangements have already been made to house the staff of the Commission in outside hired accommodation.
§ 43. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the First Commissioner of Works what is the reason that the clerical staff of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission has not, in the interests of economy, been housed in the building occupied by the Office of Works as a result of closer settlement?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
As I am informed the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Remer) on the 10th February, 1930, the accommodation in the 'building occupied by the Office of Works is already utilised to the fullest possible extent.
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Shinwell)
I am advised that four meetings of this commission have been held.
§ Mr. SHINWELL
I am advised that this information is not available, as claims for expenses have not yet been received, but the commissioners are entitled to claim travelling and subsistence allowances on the usual scale.