§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment for how many more weeks the stairway leading to the Official Reporters' gallery will be in breach of health and safety regulations, were they to apply; and if he will now replace the two out-of-order light bulbs.
§ Mr. Chope
[holding answer 13 April 1989]: Redecoration work on the Lady Members' staircase was restricted to weekends in order to maintain normal access. This inevitably prolonged the work, but it has now been completed and the area cleared. The light bulbs have been checked and are now in full working order.