HC Deb 02 August 1972 vol 842 c132W
36. Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will arrange for companions of the opposite sex of single members to be admitted to the Harcourt Room as of right.

Mr. R. Carr

No. The Harcourt Room at present can be used by strangers accompanied by a Member and by Members' wives and Lady Members' husbands without necessarily being accompanied by a Member. Any relaxation in this rule would create problems of identification and as the room is at present extensively used, an increase in numbers would not be desirable.

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