§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works if any arrangements have been made for preparing Westminster Abbey for the Coronation ceremony, and if the Dean and Chapter and their architect will retain any control over the structure of the Abbey during the progress of the works.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
No arrangements have yet been made for preparing Westminster Abbey for the Coronation. The answer to the second part of my noble friend's question is also in the negative, as, according to precedent, the work would be undertaken by my Department.