HC Deb 07 July 1902 vol 110 cc933-4
MR. FLYNN (Cork County, N.)

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware of the effect can ed by the delay in taking down the Coronation stands on the building trades in London; and whether, in view of the number of bricklayers, carpenters, and builders' labourers now in want of employment, he will direct that the new War Office in Whitehall, the new Foreign Office block, and other Government works will be proceeded with without delay.


The procedure adopted with regard to the Coronation stands is guided by questions of general policy, it is my hope that many of the stands may still be required for the purpose for which they were ejected. I do not understand the last part of the hon. Member's Question. The now War Office is making rapid progress, and the Government Offices in Parliament Street are also being proceeded with, under the terms of the contracts.


I put the Question down merely with regard to Government works which have been stopped.


Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to take down the Parliamentary stands? They are doing no harm.


No, I hope that they will be used for the purpose for which they were erected.