asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings, whether, in rebuilding the House of Commons, he will consider so enlarging the Chamber as to include the space occupied by the old Division Lobbies, new ones being provided over arcades to be constructed in the adjacent courts?
I am grateful to the hon. Member for his suggestions, which will be borne in mind when plans for rebuilding the House of Commons are under consideration. I would, however, refer to the Reply given by the Prime Minister on 19th June, 1941, to the hon. and gallant Member for West Leeds (Major V. Adams) in which he indicated the desirability of reconstructing the Chamber with only minor alterations in its size, shape or character.