§ 49. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the erection of permanent iron gates to close in when necessary the approaches to Government buildings in Whitehall; and whether such safeguards would be more effective, more dignified, and in the long run considerably cheaper than a continued series of wooden barricades?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The Office of Works, at the request of the Government, are making arrangements for the future replacement of the temporary wooden barriers by simple iron railings. An iron screen for the Park end of King Charles Street, designed in connection with the now public buildings, has been constructed, and will shortly be erected.