HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 cc2979-80
24. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether it is proposed to build a new block of Government offices on the south side of Whitehall between Montague House and Richmond Terrace; whether the plans, etc., have been approved; for what purpose these new offices are required; when it is proposed to commence work upon them; and whether the sanction of Parliament will be sought before the work is begun?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The other parts of the question do not, therefore, arise. I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that no work of such a magnitude would be commenced without the House having an opportunity of discussing it.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

May we take it, from the hon. and gallant Gentleman's answer, that the proposal to move the Air Ministry from A dastral House has been abandoned?


It is a pure fable—the whole thing.