Twenty out of the 67 East Riding members are female. Liberal Democrat Dave Ireland said he had first mentioned his concerns about the view from his seat nine months ago.
'It wasn't a complaint,' he said. 'It was a serious request made for the comfort of the members.
'Some of our meetings go on for as long as seven hours and - I don't know, I'm assuming - it must be difficult for the ladies in skirts to sit modestly for that long. Of course, some of them have got nice legs as well.