§ 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?
§ Captain HACKING
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?