HC Deb 10 December 1900 vol 88 c349

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state when the Government intend to commence building the post office in Aberdeen; and whether, in view of the time elapsed since the site was obtained, a substantial sum will be set aside in next year's Estimates, so that effective progress may be made with the work.


The new post office buildings would by this time have been commenced, but the Corporation raised the question of widening the street, and this has led to further delay. After much negotiation, the Corporation has agreed to provide an equivalent in land to compensate for the loss of area by the street widening. Fresh plans, to meet the altered conformation of the site, will now be necessary; but the matter is being pushed on, and a sum on account will be inserted in the Estimates for the ensuing year.