HC Deb 07 March 1910 vol 14 cc1132-3

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he would consider the expediency of removing the painted wood boarding which had for so many years disfigured the stone screen facing the entrance to the Admiralty in Whitehall; and whether he could hold out any hopes of the completion of the towers of the Home Office in Whitehall in accordance with the design of the architect?


The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative; but the cost will be considerable, and I am not prepared at this moment to incur it. I much regret that financial exigencies will not permit me to undertake the completion of the towers at present.