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Westminster Palace Yard (Chauffeurs)

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider the possibility of providing a room in the immediate vicinity of Palace Yard where chauffeurs can sit and smoke while waiting for Members?

Such a room was provided prior to 1924, but it was found to be very little used owing to the fact that chauffeurs preferred to sit in their cars, and the accommodation was therefore allocated to other purposes. I am, however, inquiring further into the matter.

Were the chauffeurs fully aware of the fact that this room was available in the winter-time and not in the summer only?

Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the cost of any room that he may provide in future will be found by those Members who keep their chauffeurs waiting in Palace Yard?