Loud Speakers.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons. – in the House of Commons on 30th July 1924.

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Photo of Sir Thomas Bramsdon Sir Thomas Bramsdon , Portsmouth Central


asked the First Commissioner of Works if, with a view of improving the acoustic properties of the House, and of enabling the Members and visitors the better to hear the answers to questions and the speeches generally, he will consider the advisability during the Recess of fitting loud speakers in the House, so that Members and visitors may properly understand and appreciate the subject of those answers and speeches?

Photo of Mr Frederick Jowett Mr Frederick Jowett , Bradford East

The acoustics of the Chamber are such that Members-can usually hear one another if they so desire. I am aware of possible difficulties in the Visitors' and Reporters' Galleries, but I doubt whether hon. Members would approve of the installation, either on the Table or in other parts of the Chamber, of the microphones which would be necessary, in addition to the loud speakers.