To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee (1) how many rooms are currently available as hon. Members' offices in the Palace of Westminster and other buildings in the parliamentary estate;
(2) when he expects there to be a sufficient number of offices available to enable each hon. Member to have an offices of his/her own.
There are at present 294 rooms in the Palace available for Members. A further 236 are located elsewhere in the parliamentary estate. It is expected that, once the phase 2 building is commissioned, every Member who wants a room of his or her own will be able to have one. The timetable for the opening of that building is one of the issues addressed in the report of the Accommodation and Works Committee, due to be published on 27 February.