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Members' Smoking Room (Electric Fire)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 8 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Works whether he is satisfied that the electric fire provided in the Members' Smoking Room of the House of Commons is provided with a guard that is in accordance with the regulations issued under the Heating Appliances (Fireguards) Act, 1952.

The electric fire in the Smoking Room was purchased by the Department before October, 1953, when the regulations about fireguards came into force. It was installed at short notice during a severe cold spell as a temporary means of supplementing the central heating, and it will shortly be removed.