HC Deb 30 May 1927 vol 207 cc2-3
2. Colonel DAY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the approximate cost of building and fitting complete the new India House in London?


The cost is estimated at about £300,000.

Colonel DAY

Are the Indian Government bearing the whole of this cost?


The hon. Gentleman asked me to give the cost, and I have given him the figure. If he wishes for further information, perhaps he will put down another question.


asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the architect selected to prepare final plans for the erection of a building in London to be known as India House was selected as a result of an open competition, or whether any preliminary plans or suggestions for the building, prepared by architects other than Sir Henry Baker, were considered by the Government of India; and whether he will state on whose authority the architect chosen was asked to prepare plans and who was responsible for the final selection?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The architect was chosen by the High Commissioner for India, with the approval of the Government of India.

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