HC Deb 01 March 1904 vol 130 c1354

To ask the hon. Member for the Chorley Division, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he will say what are the intentions of the Government as to the future use or disposal of the Pyx Chapel, now that it is no longer occupied by a Department of the Government; and is it contemplated making any alterations which will interfere with its venerable and architectural character.

(Answered by Lord Balcarres.) The First Commissioner of Works is anxious to give effect to the assurances of his predecessor by giving the public reasonable facilities of admission to the Pyx Chapel. In order to do this it will be necessary to light the chapel: it is proposed to do so by means of plain standards with electric light, so as to avoid any injury to the ancient walls and vaulted roof. The greatest care is being taken not to make any alterations which might interfere with the architecture.