• Title: Drawing of a lavatory and correspondance on the need for better facilities for women peers, 1971

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HL/BR/2/34

  • Description :

    The Lords had to be adapted to meet the needs of new women peers. A ‘peeresses retiring room’ was decorated and furnished in 1958.

    By 1971 there were 46 women peers and facilities were inadequate. A letter from the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod reveals that two baths and two lavatories were urgently required and there was considerable pressure for this work to be done.

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