§ MR. WHITEHEAD
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether, in the construction of the new General Post Office, it is proposed to adopt the system. known as ferro-concrete; whether he is advised that a building so constructed will be as permanent as a building of bricks and mortar; and what is the expected duration of the ferro-concrete structure.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. HARCOURT, Lancashire, Rossendale)
The Answer to the first Question is—Yes. I am advised that the permanency and duration of such structures is likely to be at least as great as those of bricks and mortar.