New Parliamentary Building

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th June 1986.

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Photo of Mr Roland Boyes Mr Roland Boyes , Houghton and Washington 12:00 am, 9th June 1986

May I offer my usual greetings to the Lord Privy Seal from my dark, damp, dingy desk in the dump known as the Cloisters? Before he gives me his usual answer, which is that he spent many happy hours there, may I offer him a swap for a fortnight so that he can remember how happy were his hours down in the Cloisters, while I work in his office? On a more serious note, is he aware that in Strasbourg, when the new, directly elected Members of the European Parliament arrived, they did not have any offices, but that within nine months offices were provided for 500 Members? Why is it taking so long to build these offices, or is this just another Government filibuster?