HC Deb 30 June 1905 vol 148 cc644-5

To ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he will explain why a flight of wooden steps and railings has been erected on the west front of the new Admiralty building instead of a light iron staircase and railing which would have been less noticeable; and whether the advice of a competent architect is taken in all cases where it is found necessary to interfere with the architectural features of Government buildings.

(Answered by Lord Balcaries:) Temporary wooden steps have been erected because they can be put up and removed with less difficulty than iron. The Answer to the second paragraph is in the further loans for these districts have since affirmative