HC Deb 15 October 1912 vol 42 cc1045-6
24. Mr. HOGGE

asked whether it is the intention of the Government to remove the existing Calton Prison, Edinburgh, and to use the site for Government offices; if so, when is the change contemplated and what offices are to be accommodated there; and whether every care will be taken in any new buildings that are to be erected to preserve this natural feature of Edinburgh?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

There is a project of this kind under consideration, but the details are not yet worked out, and no buildings could be commenced in any case without the matter being laid before Parliament. I can assure my hon. Friend that, in any designs for new buildings, care would be taken to preserve the amenities of Edinburgh.