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Friday, 7 May 1915

Senator KEATING (Tasmania) . - If you, sir, propose to take into consideration what has been said by honorable senators with a view to having inquiries made as to the best means of improving the lighting of this chamber, I strongly urge the desirableness of some inquiry as to whether it would not be possible to provide for the heating of the chamber by some means more satisfactory than the glaring radiators which are in use at the present time. I think that honorable senators find their sight more affected by the glare from the radiators than by the defective lighting of the chamber, lt is true that some of the lights are near the level of the eye, but the glare into the eyes from the radiators is constant. Although some attempts have been made to screen them, they 'have not been, very successful. I believe from what I have seen in advertisements in the press that the heating apparatus adopted here has become a thing of the past, and that apparatus from which there is no glare at all is taking its place. I hope that any inquiries that are made will be directed, not only to the lighting of the chamber, but also to the means adopted for heating it.

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