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House Of Lords (Portrait)

Volume 463: debated on Monday 4 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Works whether he will alter the lighting of the portrait of Queen Victoria hanging near the public entrance to the House of Lords Chamber in order to make it properly visible.

The existing lighting system is loaded to capacity, but I will review the matter when the new sub-station is in operation.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this portrait, which is a very fine one of a very great Queen, is quite invisible in its present position?

As I said, I will give due consideration to the matter when the new sub-station is ready.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I am not asking for additional lighting but for an alteration in the present system?