§ GENERAL LAURIE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is yet able to make any announcement as to the removal of the plaster and 1722 wooden panelling placed at the back of the colonnade on the Whitehall front of the courtyard of the Admiralty.
§ LORD BALCARRES
The First Commissioner has personally examined the screen, and is quite willing to remove the sliding wooden doors referred to, but doubts the advantage of doing so. The screen wall at the back of the colonnade is built of stone repaired with plaster and painted; it forms an integral part of the structure designed by Robert Adam, and cannot be removed.