Committee room, House of Commons

Victorian illustration to download showing the interior of Committee Room No 2, House of Commons. In front of a panelled wooden screen the committee members sit at a large curved table laden with papers and documents. In front of them a secretary makes notes. Those giving evidence sit facing the committee; a lawyer in gown and wig stands to speak. Spectators stand further back. This scene was sketched in 1853 during the consideration of various Railway Bills to decide which railway company should operate the line between St Albans and Amersham/Chesham.