§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, why part of the old Admiralty buildings is being taken down; whether the rest of the structure has been condemned as uninhabitable and whether it is intended to erect on the site a new office for one of the Government Departments.
§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
The only part of the old Admiralty buildings to be taken down is a wall facing the Horse Guards Parade which is to be rebuilt to correspond with the west wing. The answer to the second paragraph is in the negative. Additional accommodation is to be provided for the Admiralty in the new wing which is is now under course of construction.