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As the title indicates, this Royal Commission was established to inquire into and report on the best means of ventilating and lighting the Legislative Assembly Chamber. The Commission was appointed on 5 January 1888 and made two progress reports, one in March and the other in April.
It recommended that the whole of Parliament House be connected to electric lighting and that a system of artificial ventilation be used whereby air was forced into the chamber.
Further information about the Royal Commission see Papers Presented to Parliament: Session 1888 Paper No.37, Volume 2, p.1209.
Location of Records
**Special Access Conditions**
Although records transferred from this agency are available for public inspection, special access conditions apply. The records have been transferred to the Public Record Office on the understanding that they remain the property of the Parliament of Victoria. Parliamentary records are transferred on condition that all requests for access will be referred to the Clerk of the Legislative Council/Legislative Assembly as appropriate, for determination in each case.
Application to inspect the records should be made to the appropriate officer and written authorisation must be presented at Public Record Office Search Rooms before records can be made available for inspection.